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Battcar Batten Traveler Systems, System AA Components

For Boats Under 35'

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.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
System AA Headboard Car Assembly 5366448 3813
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$364.85

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System AA Slider Luff Car 5366455 3814
Ships when available.

$24.60

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System AA Ball-Bearing Luff Car 5366463 3815
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$113.04

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System AA Battcar with 10mm Stud 5366471 3816
In stock online.

$161.96

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System AA Track Section, 2.05m (80-3/4"L) 5366489 3817
In stock online.

$82.15

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System AA Mounting Kit with Round Mast Groove 5366497 3818
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$87.12

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System AA Mounting Kit with Flat Mast Groove 5366505 3819
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$87.12

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System AA Mounting Kit with Wide Flat Mast Groove 5366513 3820
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$87.12

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System AA Endstop with Round Mast Groove 5366521 3821
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$73.04

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System AA Endstop with Flat Mast Groove 5366539 3822
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$73.04

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System AA Endstop with Wide Flat Mast Groove 5366547 3823
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$73.04

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Product Description

For Boats Under 35'

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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