RE: Broken code red batten
OK, I thought that might be the case.
A couple of things that might help with this issue.
Try outhauiing the sail to the max. before trying to pop the cams off.
Maybe extend the boom a bit and just pull the outhaul out and lock it in the cleat while you push the cams off.
If you have an adj. outhaul, pull it out to the max. before trying to get the cams off the mast.
Where are you "pushing" to try to get the cams off?
If it'sd anything like some other wide and semi wide cam sails I've used, you need to press down about 6"-1' foot BEHIND the mast. This presses the max. amount of draft into the sail and the additional draft pulls the cam back and away from the mast.
Hope this helps,