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H16 jib battens - what line to use to tie them in?  Bottom

  • Hey all,
    The 1/8" line I had bought for my mainsail battens works great. It was too big to fit through the grommets on the jib and the jib batten ends. I ended up using some nylon braided string I had laying around. One of my jib battens untied itself last trip out. There must be something better I can use. Any recommendations?



    Edited by waiex191 on Sep 30, 2021 - 03:49 PM.

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    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year. Future project
    Hobie 16, 1977 - died a spectacular death https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA
    Hobie 16, 1978 - current boat
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  • http://static.hobiecat.com/2010_archive/support/pdfs/batten_tie.pdf. https://www.knotandrope.com/collections/all?idcategory=122

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    1978 H18
    1983 H18 (some of it)
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  • Thanks raisehull. I am good with how to tie the battens in. From the knot and rope link, I assume the stuff to use would be the whipping twine? Which one, #8? That seems like the largest diameter, based on it being 75' on a spool instead of the 302' for the #2.

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    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year. Future project
    Hobie 16, 1977 - died a spectacular death https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA
    Hobie 16, 1978 - current boat
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  • Very knowledgeable friendly folks that have all the 3/32" you want.

    http://www.sailingservice…-Braided-Polyester-Cord/

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • I think 75' would be a life time supply.

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    1978 H18
    1983 H18 (some of it)
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  • raisehullI think 75' would be a life time supply.

    Yours, your kids, your grandkids, their kids....
    With 4 Cats, over a decade, I think I’ve changed one or two batten ties.

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    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
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