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Darbonne



Joined: 27 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Replacement Batten Reply with quote

Need a 74.5" batten for a 2008 Gaastra Matrix 8.0. I have emailed Gaastra twice and have gotten no reply. Anyone know of a good Gaastra dealer that might be able to help?

Thanks
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LeeD



Joined: 12 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PritchardWindsurfing should help, Matt and Kev. But they're in Maui, and the cost of sending you one batten might be prohibitive.
I've had success with taping splints, 6" long, on either side of the broken joint, and taping a taper on the leading end, stuffing it back into the batten pocket for a whole lot less money than the shipping cost, if you don't have an old sail to rob batten parts off of.
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend contacting Sailworks in Hood River, OR. The have a full capacity sail repair facility at their shop that covers all different sailbrands, so I'm thinking that they might be able to help replacing your batten. I've had a number of sails repaired by them over the years, and they do a great job at fair prices.
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Darbonne



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replys. I have been tirelessly searching the net , then I had the brilliant idea of Googling Gaastra batten. Looks like Windance has them. I'll probably give the Sailworks folks a call as well.
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
I'd recommend contacting Sailworks .


+1

They helped me in the past with a brand different from theirs. Cost about $15 at that time.
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Darbonne



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dale at Sailworks fixed me up. Now I know.
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darbonne wrote:
Dale at Sailworks fixed me up. Now I know.


Great! Very Happy

BTW, did you get all the parts of the broken batten out?
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Darbonne



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the broken batten pulled right out. It wasn't completely broken in two, so it pulled out in one piece. Next time I land on the sail I'm going to do my best to miss the batten.
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