1 Boats from 26 to 33ft. Up to 35sq metres
2 Boats from 26 to 40ft. Up to 46sq metres
3 Boats from 26 to 43ft. Up to 55sq metres
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The advantages of full battened sails have long been recognised, but
in practice the concept is often let down by the available hardware.
This is because most full batten systems are a compromise, with
the sailmaker having no choice but to select sail fittings, battens
and mast slides from several different suppliers. These may work
well as individual components but ultimately fail as they have not been
engineered as an integrated sail management system.
is different. We began with defining the ideal
full batten concept, then designed each component to fit that objective.
Almost all boats benefit from upgrading to a full battened mainsail,
but which benefits are most important to you, depends on the type of
sailing you enjoy.
Increased sail area: Full length battens
allow the mainsail's roach to be increased, improving light air performance.
Controls flogging: Makes for more comfortable
heavy air sailing and increases sail life.
Stabilised sail shape: Sail draft is held forward
as apparent wind increases, creating more forward drive and less heeling.
Easier sail handling: When combined with lazy
jacks, lowering and reefing can be controlled from the cockpit.
Lighter sailcloth: Full battens support the cloth
on the bias making sails stronger, therefore lighter fabrics can be
used for cruising applications.
The 4000 version of the Sailman concept proves that it is possible to
have a well thought out efficient and highly engineered in-mast system
that is also affordable.
Sailman 4000's pedigree guarantees that it is easy to install, use and
maintain. It is ideal for most modern internal track masts on
boats up to 43ft (1 3m) and comprises; low friction mast sliders, robust
batten boxes and a range of specially designed battens.
Sailman sliders are available with a variety of interchangeable slugs
designed to run in most modern masts. All moulded parts utilise
the latest plastic technology to combine low friction operation, durability
and strength. In addition all slugs benefit from a stainless steel
plate inserted during the moulding process.
These battens have been specifically designed to maximise the performance
of the Sailman system. Available in a logical progression of stiffness
they enable your Sailmaker to select precisely the right batten profile
for your sail's design shape. Used with the Sailman batten box
adjustment system they allow accurate control of sail shape / camber.
specifically for full battened sails.
sizes feature a unique profile to maximise stiffness
and are manufactured from tough vinylester.
smooth finish to prevent splintering.
and sequential stiffness options based on common 30mm
Sailman batten boxes are easy to attach to a sail and connect to the
mast slide using a unique quick release system that makes removing the
sail from the mast an easy, single handed operation. The box
rotates and lays flat on the boom when the sail is lowered. A
range of batten covers accommodate most types of batten. When
used in conjunction with Sailman or other 30mm wide battens, full tension
adjustment is also provided.