By 1980, the mainsail roach had been increased, a full-length top batten added to the mainsail and the jib size increased slightly for a new sail area of 87 square feet.
I would prefer a standard flip tip on the last batten rather then a string but in this configuration the tip is more durable to set up and breakdown.
Later Rohan explained how one checked the shape of the sail and the force required to ‘flip’ the batten end, to determine if the battens had the same tension on both left and right tip.
I also wonder if Bo has tightened the batten strings to reduce washout.
A new ‘U’ shaped batten pocket tends to lock the sail to the batten and help limit chord wise pressure movement resulting in less pitch up in strong thermal conditions.
Cornwall and Regan batten their gates against the coming storm.
multinational monopolies batten on the working classes
If you are working with a batten make sure that the tiles are firmly seated on it.
It is usually best to nail a straight wooden batten so that the top of the batten is set to the horizontal line.
Although we batten down all bottles and loose items, this time, mercifully, there is only a moderate swell.