2020 Ronstan Sailboat Hardware Catalogue - Flipbook - Page 141
FEATURES & INFORMATION
Ballslide™ Batten Car Systems
Captive ball bearings
Use existing mast luff groove
Quick release batten car models
BATTEN CAR SYSTEMS
Quick, Easy and Reliable
Ronstan’s Ballslide™ system makes raising and lowering the mainsail quick
and easy. Recirculating captive ball bearings ensure free running performance,
and since the cars use the existing luff groove of the mast there is no need to
install a track.
With a complete range of car profiles and feet there is a Ballslide™ solution for most available
mast profiles and luff groove shapes on boats up to 18m (60ft). See page 144 for car and
feet details. Selection tables and specification sheets can be downloaded at www.ronstan.com.
Ball joint articulation
Ballslide™ cars run on twin races of recirculating ball bearings specifically designed
and oriented for compression loads. Hoisting and dropping the mainsail has never been
easier! Ball joint links for batten receptacles and quick release pins for intermediate cars are
configured to minimise the distance from mast to mainsail luff.
Ballslide™ cars are easily loaded, and just as easily removed from the luff groove of the mast.
Larger boats using the Series 8 system may opt for cars with quick release ball joints for the
batten receptacles to facilitate initial setup or removal of larger mainsails.