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1 Boats from 26 to 33ft. Up to 35sq metres

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2 Boats from 26 to 40ft. Up to 46sq metres

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3 Boats from 26 to 43ft. Up to 55sq metres

 


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BATTENS

 



  BATTEN BOXES

 


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.

Sailman 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.

  Designed specifically for full battened sails.

  Larger sizes feature a unique profile to maximise stiffness and are manufactured from tough vinylester.

  Super smooth finish to prevent splintering.

  High stiffness/weight ratio.

  Logical and sequential stiffness options based on common 30mm width.


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.

 
     
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