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HARKEN Battcar Batten Traveler Systems, System A Components

For Boats 27' to 48'

Batten Traveler Systems replace conventional sail slugs with ball bearing traveler cars to handle the compression loads from full-length battens. The main becomes easier to hoist and lower, and won't damage the sail track. Add a lazy jack system, and raising or lowering your mainsail becomes a single person operation. Battcar systems also improve sailing performance, because they do not require the sail to be cut flat, or reduce the size of the roach, as with other systems. They make mainsail handling safer, by allowing you to raise or lower the sail with practically no effort at all, even with the sail powered up.

Each system consists of four basic components. The Battcar track attaches to the mast with special "slugs" that fit into your existing sail track. At the inboard end of every batten, special ball bearing or slider Battcars move along the track. Between battens, a luff car keeps the intermediate part of the luff attached to the mast. At the head of the sail, a special headboard car takes the extra loads imposed by the halyard and leech tension.

The track can be installed with the mast in place. Your mainsail will need to be modified for your headboard, short luff cars and inboard batten fittings by your sailmaker.

Systems are available to fit boats up to 80'. System AA optimizes hoisting and reefing performance of boats under 35', System A fits boats from 27'–48', and System B is sized for boats to 58'. For information on sizing a system and selecting components, and for systems that exceed our standard selection, please call us.

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
System A Slider Luff Car (No Ball Bearings) 366809 1777
In stock online.

$23.36

System A Battcar with 10mm Stud 5366356 3802
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$127.86

System A Battcar with Receptacle 5366364 3803
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$179.08

System A Mounting Kit with Round Mast Groove 5366372 3804
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$73.39

System A Mounting Kit with Flat Mast Groove 5366380 3805
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$73.39

System A Mounting Kit with Wide Flat Mast Groove 5366398 3806
In stock online.

$73.39

System A Track Section, 2.05m (80-3/4"L) 5366406 3807
In stock online.

$88.13

System A CB Round Track End Kit 5366414 3808
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$39.12

System A Endstop with Flat Mast Groove 5366422 3809
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$39.12

System A Endstop with Wide Flat Mast Groove 5366430 3810
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$39.12

System A CB Headboard Car Assembly 6840391 3811
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$506.92

System A CB Luff Car 6840409 3812
In stock online.

$131.03

System A Slider Round Track End Kit 5366554 3824
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$79.55

System A Slider Flat Track End Kit 5366562 3825
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$79.55

System A Slider Wide Flat Track End Kit 5366570 3826
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$79.55

System A Slider Headboard Car Assembly 6840417 3827
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$247.41

System A Slider Luff Car 6840425 3828
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$76.21

System A CB Battcar with 10mm Stud 6840433 3829
In stock online.

$158.49

System A Universal CB Battcar 6840458 3831
In stock online.

$132.40

System A CB Battcar with 12mm Stud 16023566 3881
Ships when available.

$211.20

System A CB Long Battcar with 12mm Stud 16023574 3882
Ships when available.

$259.60

System A Reef Car with 6mm Pin 16023582 3883
Ships when available.

$246.40

Product Description

For Boats 27' to 48'

Batten Traveler Systems replace conventional sail slugs with ball bearing traveler cars to handle the compression loads from full-length battens. The main becomes easier to hoist and lower, and won't damage the sail track. Add a lazy jack system, and raising or lowering your mainsail becomes a single person operation. Battcar systems also improve sailing performance, because they do not require the sail to be cut flat, or reduce the size of the roach, as with other systems. They make mainsail handling safer, by allowing you to raise or lower the sail with practically no effort at all, even with the sail powered up.

Each system consists of four basic components. The Battcar track attaches to the mast with special "slugs" that fit into your existing sail track. At the inboard end of every batten, special ball bearing or slider Battcars move along the track. Between battens, a luff car keeps the intermediate part of the luff attached to the mast. At the head of the sail, a special headboard car takes the extra loads imposed by the halyard and leech tension.

The track can be installed with the mast in place. Your mainsail will need to be modified for your headboard, short luff cars and inboard batten fittings by your sailmaker.

Systems are available to fit boats up to 80'. System AA optimizes hoisting and reefing performance of boats under 35', System A fits boats from 27'–48', and System B is sized for boats to 58'. For information on sizing a system and selecting components, and for systems that exceed our standard selection, please call us.

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