How to remove broken batten in camber webbing
Battens breaking in the luff webbing of a camber induced race sail is a fairly common occurrence.
There are mainy reasons this can happen when rigging or de-rigging the sail
eg. incorrect trim, the use of adjustable downhaul and outhaul systems etc.
You can keep windsufing by doing a temporary repair yourself. You can get it repaired properly later.
Remove camber inducer Open up the webbing to get the batten out by cutting stitching.
Only cut the stitching on the side nearest the base of the sail. Be careful not to cut the webbing.
Expose batten end. Remove broken batten. Check all fibres are out.
Replace camber inducer Put cable tie on webbing. Put new batten in sail.
Do not tighten. Locate in webbing.
Tighten cable tie.
Trim cable tie. Batten is held secure by cable tie. Finished.
Need to make a new batten? Go to DIY tube rod batten replacement.