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NP Spirit cam batten replacement

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Created by skebstebamal 1 month ago, 25 Apr 2019
skebstebamal
QLD, 562 posts
25 Apr 2019 2:11PM
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Hi Breezers.

I have a 7.3m NP spirit which looked and felt a bit funny when rigged.

pulled the cam battens and the ends have broken off.

Can I still get replacement battens for these older sails? any idea on cost (ie is it worth doing).

I have been searching for battens lengths and specs but cant find any info.

Thanks in advance :)

BSN101
WA, 1598 posts
25 Apr 2019 12:20PM
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Picture and length?

skebstebamal
QLD, 562 posts
25 Apr 2019 2:43PM
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BSN101 said..
Picture and length?


longest 2.03m as is broken, not including tension screw, smaller is 1.93m as is.

the batten is hollow tube about 2/3 then solid glass rectangular last 1/3

skebstebamal
QLD, 562 posts
25 Apr 2019 2:44PM
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skebstebamal said..

BSN101 said..
Picture and length?



longest 2.03m as is broken, not including tension screw, smaller is 1.93m as is.

the batten is hollow tube about 2/3 then solid glass rectangular last 1/3






Imax1
VIC, 1932 posts
25 Apr 2019 7:34PM
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Don't even try to replace with original .
Repair the old ones .
Pull out the adjusting plug and screw , get on the end of it with pliers and twist , it could be a bit tight but it's just pressed in .
Lay the batten on a bench ( or floor ) , with the broken bit and mark the total length .
Your going to need parts . NP battens for a long time come in two diameters, the smaller fitting perfectly inside the larger . And superglue.
Spare short NP battens are everywhere , your mates or shop , should get it for free , just need six inches of small and a foot of larger diameter per fix. Check that the smaller fits inside the the old batten and the new larger batten part .
Cut back the tip of the broken part of the batten so it is clean , it can splinter back a bit . One cm should do the trick . Smooth off with sandpaper.
With fine hacksaw cut 20 cm off the back of the broken batten .
Sand the edges of the six inch small batten piece .
Sand I the inside of the cut batten and the foot long piece of larger diameter .
Make sure the smaller tube slides nicely inside the larger .
Really quickly , ( and I mean really quickly ) , superglue half the length of the smaller diameter into the batten , breath !
Again really quickly glue the foot long piece over the sticking out smaller diameter.
Lay your new fixed longer batten over your measured lines . Chop the excess round end to length . Tap in adjuster plug and screw ,
Should be perfect length and better than new .
Ive done this many , many , times .

skebstebamal
QLD, 562 posts
26 Apr 2019 9:35AM
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Imax1 said..
Don't even try to replace with original .
Repair the old ones .
Pull out the adjusting plug and screw , get on the end of it with pliers and twist , it could be a bit tight but it's just pressed in .
Lay the batten on a bench ( or floor ) , with the broken bit and mark the total length .
Your going to need parts . NP battens for a long time come in two diameters, the smaller fitting perfectly inside the larger . And superglue.
Spare short NP battens are everywhere , your mates or shop , should get it for free , just need six inches of small and a foot of larger diameter per fix. Check that the smaller fits inside the the old batten and the new larger batten part .
Cut back the tip of the broken part of the batten so it is clean , it can splinter back a bit . One cm should do the trick . Smooth off with sandpaper.
With fine hacksaw cut 20 cm off the back of the broken batten .
Sand the edges of the six inch small batten piece .
Sand I the inside of the cut batten and the foot long piece of larger diameter .
Make sure the smaller tube slides nicely inside the larger .
Really quickly , ( and I mean really quickly ) , superglue half the length of the smaller diameter into the batten , breath !
Again really quickly glue the foot long piece over the sticking out smaller diameter.
Lay your new fixed longer batten over your measured lines . Chop the excess round end to length . Tap in adjuster plug and screw ,
Should be perfect length and better than new .
Ive done this many , many , times .


Righto.. i think im with you. will have a go. going to head to shop for parts... thanks for the tips!!

skebstebamal
QLD, 562 posts
26 Apr 2019 11:21AM
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Imax1 said..
Don't even try to replace with original .
Repair the old ones .
Pull out the adjusting plug and screw , get on the end of it with pliers and twist , it could be a bit tight but it's just pressed in .
Lay the batten on a bench ( or floor ) , with the broken bit and mark the total length .
Your going to need parts . NP battens for a long time come in two diameters, the smaller fitting perfectly inside the larger . And superglue.
Spare short NP battens are everywhere , your mates or shop , should get it for free , just need six inches of small and a foot of larger diameter per fix. Check that the smaller fits inside the the old batten and the new larger batten part .
Cut back the tip of the broken part of the batten so it is clean , it can splinter back a bit . One cm should do the trick . Smooth off with sandpaper.
With fine hacksaw cut 20 cm off the back of the broken batten .
Sand the edges of the six inch small batten piece .
Sand I the inside of the cut batten and the foot long piece of larger diameter .
Make sure the smaller tube slides nicely inside the larger .
Really quickly , ( and I mean really quickly ) , superglue half the length of the smaller diameter into the batten , breath !
Again really quickly glue the foot long piece over the sticking out smaller diameter.
Lay your new fixed longer batten over your measured lines . Chop the excess round end to length . Tap in adjuster plug and screw ,
Should be perfect length and better than new .
Ive done this many , many , times .


Imax where the rectangular solid glass batton connects to the tube part, can i just pull solid rectangular one out, cut a new one and insert it? the tube batten is ok. thanks

Imax1
VIC, 1932 posts
26 Apr 2019 12:17PM
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skebstebamal said..

Imax1 said..
Don't even try to replace with original .
Repair the old ones .
Pull out the adjusting plug and screw , get on the end of it with pliers and twist , it could be a bit tight but it's just pressed in .
Lay the batten on a bench ( or floor ) , with the broken bit and mark the total length .
Your going to need parts . NP battens for a long time come in two diameters, the smaller fitting perfectly inside the larger . And superglue.
Spare short NP battens are everywhere , your mates or shop , should get it for free , just need six inches of small and a foot of larger diameter per fix. Check that the smaller fits inside the the old batten and the new larger batten part .
Cut back the tip of the broken part of the batten so it is clean , it can splinter back a bit . One cm should do the trick . Smooth off with sandpaper.
With fine hacksaw cut 20 cm off the back of the broken batten .
Sand the edges of the six inch small batten piece .
Sand I the inside of the cut batten and the foot long piece of larger diameter .
Make sure the smaller tube slides nicely inside the larger .
Really quickly , ( and I mean really quickly ) , superglue half the length of the smaller diameter into the batten , breath !
Again really quickly glue the foot long piece over the sticking out smaller diameter.
Lay your new fixed longer batten over your measured lines . Chop the excess round end to length . Tap in adjuster plug and screw ,
Should be perfect length and better than new .
Ive done this many , many , times .



Imax where the rectangular solid glass batton connects to the tube part, can i just pull solid rectangular one out, cut a new one and insert it? the tube batten is ok. thanks


Ive PM you , call me.



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