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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:33 pm 
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This text and image is from one of the Hobie Manuals. You can download a pdf file with more images at:

http://www.hobiecat.com/support/pdfs/batten_tie.pdf

MAIN SAIL AND BATTENS.
Unfurl the sail on the trampoline. It is important that the means of securing the battens in the sail be understood.

Note that the batten ends have a "V" jam cleat molded into them. These "V" jam cleats will keep the tension line from slipping in only one direction. Note the hollowed-out side of the cleats. Pull the line from the flush side toward the hollowed side when cleating.

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The lines are threaded through each batten end cap but are not tensioned. To tension the battens. pull tension on the line forcing the batten into the pocket and cleat it. Tension each batten so that the batten is well seated and the wrinkles in the batten pockets are removed. Excessive batten tension will cause the sail to be more difficult to handle. Many sailors release the batten tension at the end of the day. This action releases the pressure that might otherwise be stretching the sail while it is not in use.

Tie a small figure 8 knot in the end of each line to prevent the battens from falling from the sail if the line releases from the cleat. For extra security, tuck the line under itself. This insures that the line will not work it’s way loose from the jam cleat.


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