Mainsail Handling Battcar System B Cars & Headboards
The Harken Battcar System BCB Batten Cars and
Web-On Headboard Plates one-piece solid aluminum construction
is lightweight and strong. Cars and headboard
plates are deep-saturation Hard Lube anodized
for durability. UV stabilized with black additive for
maximum protection. Both CB and Slider Battcar
systems use the same track. Mix and match
sliders and ball bearing cars for optimal
performance and cost.
The free-rolling ball bearing cars let you hoist
and reef the main quickly on all points of sail.
The quick-release button lets you easily load
and remove the mainsail. Stainless steel wire
guides keep the balls captive when the car is
off the track.
Web-On Headboard Plates
Aluminum web-on headboard plates are easy for
sailmakers to install. Plates have radiused edges
to protect the sail and fit 1 in (25 mm) webbing
strap. Holes threaded into plates accept 416 cheek
blocks for leech line. Web-on plates are required
for the 3852 System B CB headboard car.
Typical Boat Size:
Monohulls: length 50 - 60 ft (15.2 - 18.3 m)
mainsail area under 900 ft2 (83 m2)
Multihulls: length 40 - 50 ft (12.2 - 15.2 m)
mainsail area under 700 ft2 (65 m2 )