Selection


RBS Cruising Mainsail Leech Batten Selection Guide:

Fractional Rigs Masthead Rigs
Boat Size Batten # Profile Boat Size Batten # Profile
25 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E15180E15200

E15230

E15265

25 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E15140E15180

E15200

E15230

30 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19200E19230

E19265

E19300

30 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19200E19230

E19265

E19265

35 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19230E19265

E19300

E19350

35 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19200E19230

E19265

E19300

40 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19265E19300

E19350

E19400

40 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19230E19265

E19300

E19350

45 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19265E19300

E19350

E19400

45 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E19230E19300

E19350

E19400

50 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E25265E25350

E25400

E25400

50 foot #1#2

#3

#4

E25265E25300

E25350

E25400

 

  • The 10 and 12mm widths are primarily used for jib and main battens for Dinghy’s and smaller One Design classes.
  • The 15mm width battens are used in beach catamarans smaller cruising mains and jibs.
  • Our 19 and 25mm width battens are used for both compression and leech battens in mains and jibs for larger boats 30 feet and over.

 

Batten Codes

E15300 E (E-Glass) 15 (width in mm) .300 (thickness in inches)

CB15300 CB (Carbon Bar) 15 (width in mm) .300 (thickness in inches)

An example of an order code may look like this: E19230/100F (E-19-230 / 100-F)

  1. The code will always start off with either an E or a CB which stands for either E-Glass or Carbon Bar.
  2. The next 2 numbers represent the width of the batten in millimeters (10mm, 15mm, 19mm, etc).
  3. The 3 following numbers will always stand for the thickness in inches (.160“, .230“, .350“, etc).
  4. The next measurement needed is order length.  We use centimeters for ease and more precise pricing (/100, /240, /360, etc).
  5. Finally, we need to know which kind of taper to build into the batten’s profile depicted by an F (flex/leech batten), C (compression/full batten), R (reverse compression for a flat, full entry) or NT (in the event that a non-tapered piece is desired)