Would you like a North Sails Expert to call you? Just leave us your number and a short message we will direct the inquiry to the right person to help. We promise to call as quickly as possible, but at some times we may be out sailing. Looking for a quote? Please use the request a quote tab above.

Let's Talk

Find My Expert

Please search by name or location to find your local North Sails Expert.

Generic filters
Filter by Custom Post Type

Find My Loft

Find your local loft below.

Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Are you looking for something you can’t find on our web site? Do you need product information or help with a sail? Just send us a message and we will respond promptly.

Request for Info

Are you ready to buy? Would like to learn more about products and prices? Please fill in the forms below and we will have your local North Sails Expert create a custom sail proposal for you.

Request a Quote
North Sails NEWS

June 11, 2018


Installation Guide

North Sails full-batten mainsails come with North Sails adjustable batten boxes installed on the luff end of the pockets. Our batten boxes eliminate batten loss through “shake out,” allow easy compression adjustments, and create a closed, low-profile leech end. They are easy to use and require just five simple steps to install.

Step 1:

Step 1:

Using the supplied 3mm Allen Key, remove the retaining screw in the luff end of the batten box door by turning it CLOCKWISE.

Step 2:

Rotate the batten door down to get it out of the way.

Step 3:

Insert the batten into the pocket, making sure the batten is oriented correctly.

Step 4:

Close the batten door and tighten the retaining screw by turning it COUNTER CLOCKWISE.

Step 5:

Apply the desired amount of batten compression using the supplied 10mm driver to adjust the screw on the aft end of the batten box.

Note: After sailing, the battens need may need additional compressing. If there are vertical creases along the batten pocket, increase batten compression until the wrinkles disappear.