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Old 22nd July 2010, 09:38 PM   #24
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Default Batten tension

Hi Dan, I can imagine that the leeward side of a sail has to be as smooth as possible. Also if battens are on starboard there will be more tension in the sail on starboard tack. However there are various opinions about how batten tension affects sail performance. Some will say just take wrinkles off, as most of the shape is given by downhaul and mast curve/stiffness.
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