The 10mm RBS batten lengths have been selected for maximum ease of use. The RBS Epoxy Compression Battens are a range of tapered battens with a firmer tip and their draft back at about 40-45%. Designed for use in full batten mainsails and an essential upgrade for full length mainsail and jib full length top battens where durability is paramount.
When fitted with an RBS standard outboard endcap the finished batten length will suit the majority of class rules without the need for cutting. The endcaps when used add 5mm / 0.2” to the overall batten length, with the standard length shown representing the standard batten fitted with the Inner end cap (which comes fitted as standard). It does not include the Outer (optional) end cap.
RBS have established themselves at the top of the market with their range of specially formulated epoxy battens, offering ultimate performance and durability whilst still being cost effective. Using the standard batten widths and lengths offers maximum flexibility in batten selection and the use of standardised batten pockets in the loft for maximum production efficiency and flexibility. The basis of the RBS range is their unique epoxy matrix which has allowed them to combine maximum strength for weight, with exceptionally soft batten tips in their leech battens, whilst also increasing durability.
Custom Batten Specifications If you cannot find the specification you require we can offer RBS battens made to order for your specific length, stiffness, taper and finishing, with a lead time of approximatley 10 working days. For an added touch provide us with your logo and/or boat name and have this printed onto the batten. This is particularly great for batten sets.
One Design Batten Sets If you have a one design class you regularly build sails for we can store your batten set specification and allow you to call off sets as you need them that will come trimmed to the correct length with your choice of caps, printed logos and labels to go straight into the sail. Contact us for more information and pricing.
RBS are one of the worlds leading batten manufacturers, having established themselves at the top of the market with their range of specially formulated epoxy and carbon battens, offering ultimate performance and durability whilst still being cost effective.
Based in Hood River Oregon, RBS have been family owned and operated since 1985. They continually work with sail designers to create state of the art products focused on reliable and consistent performance. RBS specializes in E-Glass and Carbon Fibre epoxy battens to bring sail makers and consumers a dependable product constructed in detailed design that will improve the shape of your sail in any situation. RBS supplies battens and accesories for the windsurfing, dinghy, one design, catamaran, cruising, race and mega boat markets throughout the world and are primary suplier for many of the leading sailmkakers worldwide. Regardless of your sailing style, RBS Battens and accessories offer durability and performance that will last the life of your sails.