Batten Slide System
As super yachts increase in size, especially those vessels nearing 60m, there will be a need to deal with the high rate of bolt rope and sail wear.
> We have designed a compact batten slide that furls with the sail around the mandrel.
> The system has replaceable lead in, running and wear surfaces.
> And utilises a flexible urethane interface between Car, Batten and Sail.
> The new luff track efficiently captures the batten and headboard car loads.
> Deceptively simple in function, yet complex in design.
> It is robust enough to collect, align and feed the batten cars onto the mainsail track, while being kind to the sail.
> The Flexi Feeders unique fluted ramps and bolt rope collectors can cope with the high car loads and misalignment, whilst operating at high sail hoist rates.