Batten Pultruded Material 1-5/8" is a durable, lightweight and inexpensive pultruded non-tapered fiberglass reinforced batten. This batten is completely adequate for the most demanding sail applications. It is easily cut with a hacksaw and can be sanded to provide for variable flexibility.
Width: 1-5/8 inch Thickness: 1/8 inch Maximum length: 22 feet
Pultruded Batten Features:
Easy to cut with a hacksaw
Sold per foot (full feet only). Lengths greater than 8 ft (96 inches) will arrive coiled, please use caution when unpacking as they are under a great deal of pressure.
Fiberglass battens are hard to sand smooth across the grain and tend to delaminate at the ends unless they are protected. These end caps are made of injected molded nylon.
Making a Standard Batten Pocket for Sailboat Sail
This video shows how to install a standard batten pocket on your mainsail. This style of
batten pocket is the most popular technique in building a standard batten pocket because it is
easy to make and effective in use. This video will guide you in the steps required to build a
standard batten pocket for your sail.
How to Make Triangular Standard Batten Pockets for a Mainsail
When a Sailrite mainsail kit calls for standard battens (non-full length) we most often recommends a triangular batten pocket be built to accommodate the batten at each batten location on the sail. This style of batten pocket requires a little more patterning, but is typically used for medium to larger boats. From patterning the pocket to installing the batten this video walks the user through all the steps.