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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:23 pm 
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I have the original jib on my 1984 Hobie 16. The battens were hinged, one hinge broke, and I couldn't find replacement hinges. So, I bought a set of Super Battens to replace them. The original battens were tied, but these just have blunt capped ends. How do I install Super Battens properly? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:42 pm 
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Drill a hole in the end caps.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:39 am 
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I've had customers say the same thing but so far all super jib battens I've seen do have a hole, it's just real hard to see as the rubber cap will close up and hide it. For a really clean install, I mark the batten just longer than the pocket and cut them even shorter so only 1/4 to 1/2 in is sticking out. Then I us a very thin wax coated string to tie them in, mine is heavier than dental floss but I know others that use it with no problems. That keeps the knots very small with no chance of grabbing the halyard.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:48 am 
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Thanks for the advice, guys. I didn't know they had to be modified, so I was a little confused when they arrived.


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