Since 1970, Permex Products have been continually developing the Bluestreak range of fibreglass battens.Over that period they have worked in close consultation with leading sail makers the world over to ensure that the make reflects the latest thinking in design and performance.
The result is a wide range of durable, lightweight battens to suit all classes of yacht from dinghy to maxi and that can perform reliably in all conditions. Battens that help bring out on the water the best of what the sail maker designs on the computer screen.
And although Bluestreak battens are premium quality product and represent a highly evolved level of technology they are a suprisingly affordable product given the difference they can produce.
Bluestreak have pioneered the pultruded F.R.P. process in their quest for the ultimate batten. The naturally superior advantages of Bluestreak pultruded sail battens are:
The following properties are embodied in every batten Bluestreak makes:
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The unseen benefit is the in-built quality. At their modern factory, Bluestreak have control of the entire manufacture from liquid raw materials, on up to the finished product.
All pulltrusion raw materials are stored and used in temperature and humidity controlled conditions. This prevents resin viscosity changes due to temperature, and moisture problems in the air. Low pigment levels allow visual inspection through the profile during the manufacturing stage.
Bluestreak's production team constantly monitors and interfaces with the sailmaking industry to write software tapering programmes. Each batten is tapered to .01mm accuracy on computer controlled machines to provide the quality, repeatability and individuality determined by today's customer. To demonstrate commitment to quality every Vinylester batten sold has a 12 month replacement warranty.