Marine fabrics and hardware by QCD New Zealand

Sail Battens

Bluestreak Fibreglass Sail Battens

Bluestreak Fibreglass Sail Battens

Since 1970, Permex Products have been continually developing the Bluestreak range of fibreglass battens. Over that period they have worked in close consultation with leading sail makers the world over to ensure that the make reflects the latest thinking in design and performance.

The result is a wide range of durable, lightweight battens to suit all classes of yacht from dinghy to maxi and that can perform reliably in all conditions. Battens that help bring out on the water the best of what the sail maker designs on the computer screen.

And although Bluestreak battens are premium quality product and represent a highly evolved level of technology they are a suprisingly affordable product given the difference they can produce.

QCD stock a large range of both the Bluestreak tapered and untapered batten sections.

For more detailed information please visit the Bluestreak website

RBS Sail Battens

RBS Sail Battens

RBS specializes in E-Glass and Carbon Fiber epoxy battens. Manufactured in Hood River Oregon USA, where they have been family owned and operated since 1985. They continually work with sail designers to create a state of the art product focused on reliable and consistent performance. 

RBS supplies battens for the Windsurfing, Dinghy, One Design, Catamaran, Cruising, Race and Mega Boat markets throughout the world.

RBS offers two different types of epoxy battens. The Epoxy “E-Glass” Battens and T-700 Epoxy “Carbon Bar” Battens.

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 specially formulated flexible epoxy resin matrix.

This unique manufacturing technique makes for an extremely durable, virtually unbreakable batten that can be tapered down to .025″ less then 1mm on our custom CNC machine, creating an extremely soft tip on our leech battens without the fear of breaking.

The RBS range of ‘E’ glass battens consists of four widths; 10,15,19 and 25mm with a variety of different thicknesses and lengths to choose from.

T-700 “Carbon Bar” Battens are constructed using the same unique process as the ‘E’ glass battens using a very high modulus (18 million) aircraft grade 700 series carbon fiber for maximum stiffness for the cost.

Produced with proprietary flexible epoxy resin matrix, this makes for a very durable, strong and very stiff batten proven in the Southern Ocean on the fleet of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.

The T-700 batten is offered in five widths 10,15,19,25, and 38mm in a variety of different thicknesses and lengths to choose from.

RBS Sail Battens

Rod Battens

Rod Battens

QCD stock a range of untapered pultruded vinyl ester fibreglass round rod battens from 2mm up to 22mm diameter, in 6m lengths.

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