Recommended Battens for Skiffs & Dinghies

Bluestreak has extensively developed its small boat range over the years. The smaller classes provide an ideal training ground for tomorrow's champions and is where the fundamentals of tuning a rig are learned and perfected.

Dinghy battens (as with all Bluestreak Sail Battens) are constructed using 100% vinylester resin. This results in incredible durability and maximum stiffness for weight.

The factory pretapered range is available in four stiffnesses:

LIGHT: Recommended for dinghies and small centreboarders.
MEDIUM: Recommended for smaller catamarans, skiffs and larger centreboarders.
STIFF: Recommended for 12ft. skiffs and medium sized catamarans.
EXTRA STIFF: Recommended for 18ft. skiffs and catamarans to 25ft.

Round rod ideally makes the stiffest structure but when heavily flexed, the outer fibres begin to fail. This progressive failure causes a hinging effect which eventually levers the batten apart. To avoid this, we have designed a small flat on each side of our profiles, resulting in more fibres carrying the load. Batten roll and twist is also minimized due to this new shape.

 

For more Bluestreak sail battens, see our Skiffs and Dinghies range or for more info please visit our Bluestreak page.