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Old 22-07-2018, 16:23   #1
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1/4" x 48" Round Batten Source?

We broke an upper batten on our last passage. I cannot find a source for a fiberglass 1/4" round batten for my mainsail online or with the local sailmaker. Any ideas? Best, Rognvald
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We broke an upper batten on our last passage. I cannot find a source for a fiberglass 1/4" round batten for my mainsail online or with the local sailmaker. Any ideas? Best, Rognvald

No idea if this works as batten, but this is tuff stuff


https://www.mcmaster.com/#8669k14/=1dtw3x5


There are many more industrial supply places that would have G10 (garolite). Shipping 48" easily kills the deal though.
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No idea if this works as batten, but this is tuff stuff


https://www.mcmaster.com/#8669k14/=1dtw3x5


There are many more industrial supply places that would have G10 (garolite). Shipping 48" easily kills the deal though.

Thank you very much for this resource! It should certainly work. I'll keep you posted if I purchase it. We're planning to l leave tomorrow or Thursday for the St. Lawrence. I might have to get it later. Best, Rognvald
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Just ordered it, Lease on Life. Thanks again . . . Rognvald
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Here's the new sail batten. Thanks again LeaseonLife. Best, Rognvald
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Here's the new sail batten. Thanks again LeaseonLife. Best, Rognvald

Glad it worked!
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Glad it worked!
One oddball source next time may be suppliers of kite making materials. The ribs in delta wing kites are similar to your requirement. May be too lightweight, but available as carbon fiber tubes. Sorry, no link.
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After further research, the product is Garrelite which is G10 fiberglass made in rod form. It can be priced online for significantly less than your local sailmaker's "battens." I hope this helps. Best . . . Rognvald
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