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    Posted: 24 Apr 10 at 8:54pm

 

Hello,

I am looking for some long wooden battens for my classic Hornet. I have a fully battened main but no battens. Has any one got some old ones hiding in the shed?

Longest length is 8 foot one inch and about one and three quarter inches width but any will do.

Thanks in anticipation

Roger

 

 

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I think you'll find unwarped ones are like rocking horse ****... I got some show only ones made up out of cedar a few years ago, but (as expected) they were too fragile to use sailing. Best to get some plastic ones.
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i did once have a fully battered hornet main in the old mans garage,  when i'm there next i'll look

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Cheers Alex. If you have them and the are still ok I am sure we can work out some means of getting them south and rewarding you. Other wise its a trip to find a nicely grained peice of ash and start making some. Hickory I am told is the ideal but that is also like rocking horse **** in long enough lenghts.

 

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Sounds like a job for Mr Barlow, Roger...
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Roger,

Been to check for you but i'm affraid there were no batterns

Sorry

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Alex thanks for looking I have been given some solo ones but not had a chance to try them for size yet.

Thanks again Roger

 

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