Ordering Battcar Systems

5/5/2012

Battcar System Components

1. Determine System Size

The four sizes, Systems AA, A, B, and C, are based on sail area. If you need to reduce car stack height on mast, contact Harken about our Switch T-Track Battcar Systems.

Sail Area

Monohulls


 
System size
Maximum sail area
Typical boat length
ft2
m2
ft
m

 
AA
350
32
to 37
to 11.3

 
A
600
56
37-50
11.3-15.2

 
B
900
83
50-60
15.2-18.3

 
C
1940
180
60-90
18.3-27

 

Multihulls


 
System size
Maximum sail area
Typical boat length
ft2
m2
ft
m

 
AA
275
25
to 30
to 9.1

 
A
500
46
30-40
9.1-12.2

 
B
700
65
40-50
12.2-15.2

 
C
1510
140
50-70
15.2-21

 

2. Determine track quantity and type

Use Mainsail Luff Length chart to determine number of track sections.

Mainsail Luff Length


 
System AA
Number of 3817
track sections
System A
Number of 3807
track sections
Mainsail luff length
Mainsail luff length
ft
m
  

 
19'7" - 26'3"
5.98 - 8.00
4
26'4" - 33'
8.03 - 10.06
5

 
26'4" - 33'
8.03 - 10.06
5
33'1" - 39'9"
10.08 - 12.11
6

 
33'1" - 39'9"
10.08 - 12.11
6
39'10" - 46'5"
12.13 - 14.16
7

 
39'10" - 46'5"
12.13 - 14.16
7
46'6" - 53'2"
14.19 - 16.21
8

 
   
53'3" - 59'11"
16.24- 18.26
9

 
Track extends above sail luff. Using screwpin endstop kits will increase lengths.

 
System B
Number of 3844
track sections
System C
Number of 3853
track sections
Mainsail luff length
Mainsail luff length
ft
m
  

 
39'10" - 46'6"
12.13 - 14.17
7
53'8" - 60'5"
16.36 - 18.42
9

 
46'7" - 53'3"
14.19 - 16.23
8
60'6" - 67'3"
18.45 - 20.50
10

 
53'4" - 60'
16.25 - 18.29
9
67'4" - 74'1"
20.53 - 22.58
11

 
60'1" - 66'9"
18.31 - 20.35
10
74'2" - 80'11"
22.61 - 24.66
12

 
66'10" - 73'6"
20.37 - 22.44
11
81' - 87'9"
24.69 - 26.74
13

 
   
87'10" - 94'7"
26.77 - 28.82
14

 
   
94'8" - 101'5"
28.85 - 30.90
15

 
Track extends above sail luff. Using screwpin endstop kits will increase lengths.


Slug-mount: Most common. Requires 1 slug-mount kit per track section. Select slug that matches the mast’s bolt rope groove shape.

Drill-tap:
For masts without a bolt rope groove. Requires 1 splice link at each track joint.

3. Choose endstop kit

Quick-release: Includes screwpin or pinstop endstop for bottom of mast and fixed endstop for the top.

Fixed:
Includes two fixed endstops.

4. Choose cars

Order 1 headboard, 1 Battcar for every full batten, and use the Intermediate Car Chart to determine number of intermediate cars.

Intermediate Cars

Intermediate Car
Intermediate Car

 
Distance between battens*
Intermediate cars
between battens
 
ft
m

 
8 or less
2.4 or less
1

 
9-13
2.7-4
2

 
14-16
4.3-4.9
3

 
*Boats without full battens should use 1 intermediate CB or Slider car per 1.2 m (4 ft) and no Battcars


CB system: All captive ball bearing components. Lowest friction system for fast sail hoists, douses, and reefs.

Combination system: CB headboard and Battcars, Slider intermediate cars. Reduces cost but uses CB in the most critical load areas.

Slider system: All Slider components. Raise and lower sails without struggling with a sail that gets jammed in the groove.

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact your dealer or Harken Technical Service.

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