Top-quality battens from Robichaud Batten Systems (RBS), made with epoxy resin for extreme durability.
Epoxy “E-Glass” battens are constructed using unidirectional E-glass fibers in a unique proprietary pulform process in which all fibers are pre-tensioned and aligned during the impregnation process using a specially formulated flexible epoxy resin matrix. This creates an extremely durable, virtually unbreakable batten.
About RBS Battens
These battens come from Robichaud Batten Systems of Hood River, Oregon. RBS specializes in E-Glass and Carbon Fiber epoxy battens to bring sailmakers and consumers a dependable product constructed in detailed design that will improve the shape of your sail in any situation. Regardless of your sailing style, RBS Battens offer durability and performance that will last the life of your sails.
RBS is the primary supplier of battens for many quality minded sailmakers including North Sails, Quantum Sail Design Group, Doyle Sails, Ullman Sails, Banks Sails, Calvert Sails, Halsey Lidgard, UK Sails, and many other sail lofts worldwide.
How to Order
Based on the size of your boat, determind what batten stock width you will need.
- Generally, boats under 20', dinghies and smaller one-design classes, use 10mm stock for both the main and jib.
- 20-30' boats or beach catamarans use 15mm stock on the main and 10mm stock on the jib.
- Boats over 30' use 19mm stock on main for both compression and leech battens and 15mm stock on the jib.
Part Number Explanation
- E = E Glass
- Next two digits equal width in mm (10mm, 15mm, 19mm, etc): E10100 = 10mm wide
- Next three digits equal thickness in thousands of inches (.160“, .230“, .350“, etc): E10100 = 100 thousands of an inch thick
- Numbers after / equal length in inches
- F = Flex Series tapered battens (flex/leech batten); Also available by Special Order: C (compression/full batten), R (reverse compression for a flat, full entry) or NT (in the event that a non-tapered piece is desired), made from E-glass or carbon fiber, with a selection of end fittings
- Contact West Marine Rigging for assistance