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Old 22-10-2013, 10:35   #1
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Keeping batten cars in mast

Hello all, I own a mk.i C&C 25 and hoisting the main sail is always a two-man operation simply because one person must guide the batten cars back into the mast.

They seems to fall out every time the main sail is lowered. Is there a good solution for this? Or simply cover the opening to prevent them from being able to evacuate the mast?

Thanks for any input!
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Old 22-10-2013, 10:46   #2
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Re: Keeping batten cars in mast

Do you mean the batten cars disconnect from the track? have you not got a "gate" to prevent this

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Re: Keeping batten cars in mast

Yes, there should be a gate for this. Have you not got a small section missing or is there not a stopper at the bottom of the slide that is missing?
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Old 22-10-2013, 12:47   #4
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Re: Keeping batten cars in mast

That's it! I'm missing a mast gate. That makes a lot of sense, I was thinking that there was no way that that was normal every time you hoist the sails.

Thank you so much!
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Old 22-10-2013, 15:02   #5
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Re: Keeping batten cars in mast

Take a look at
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They have a number of different types. For a boat your size a thumb screw type would probably be fine.
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