my sailboat came with a fully-battened mainsail
, along with 1.5" blue fiberglass
battens. I wasn't sure why they weren't installed in the sails
when I got it, but I quickly discovered that it was because there were parts
missing from batten pockets.
Here's what I have:
I spent weeks trying different methods of tying the nylon strap around the metal piece to keep the batts in place, but nothing I do seems to work very well. The white nylon strap end (not shown) is just a straight cut, nothing fancy.
Logic and research
tell me that there's some plastic bit needed to fit onto the end of the batts, into which that nylon strap must thread... but I do not have these bits! I'd be happy to try to find some of them, if only I knew what they were called!
is labelled 'Rutgerson Sweden', and there's a strong chance the fiberglass
batts I have did not originally come with the sail. Can anyone identify the missing part, and perhaps send me a link to where I could purchase
them or a photo
so that I could try to fashion something myself?
Thanks in advance!