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Old 01-07-2016, 11:18   #1
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Thingy for closing batten pockets?

There's a flat 'stick' thing that is used to close a velcro fastening batten pocket after a batten is pushed into the pocket.

If I hadn't lost mine, I wouldn't have to ask what it is called so as to order a new one. They are usually just a little narrower than the pocket and long enough to snug the velcro fastener in to hold.

Can someone tell me the official sail loft name for such a tool?

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Re: Thingy for closing batten pockets?

The official name is a batten with a hole drilled in it (for a wrist lanyard). Seriously don't over think it, grab an old batten cut it to length, smooth over the edges and off you go.
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Re: Thingy for closing batten pockets?

Doyle fold back the last inch of the Velcro retaining strap into a pocket, and supply a 3/8" f/glass push rod. A mini-blind rod works great.
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Re: Thingy for closing batten pockets?

I have been in a sail loft and heard them called a tampon applicator. You aksed.
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Re: Thingy for closing batten pockets?

I think I am over thinking it. Thanks all


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