My 36 footer has a full-batten mainsail
with an assortment of battens. It seems the former owners stuck whatever in those pockets they could lay their hands on.
Some are very floppy and some are pretty stiff. For cruising, never racing
, should I replace the hard ones with floppy ones, or better replace the floppy ones with equally hard battens?
I cannot test it and see for myself at the moment as the sail fell apart along its seams and needs restitching... also, opinions of more experienced sailors appreciated.