Ballslide™ Trackless Batten Car System

 Series 8, Cars


  •  Captive
  •  Low profile
  •  Lightweight alloy car bodies

  Product No. Desc. ABCDEWeight
 RC28160 RC28160 Headboard, Short Car, 214mm
 RC28161 RC28161 Headboard, Long Car, 290mm
 RC28163 RC28163 Intermediate
 RC28166 RC28166 Batten
 RC28169 RC28169 Batten, Quick Release
 RC28460 RC28460 Headboard, Short Car, 214mm
 RC28461 RC28461 Headboard, Long Car, 290mm
 RC28463 RC28463 Intermediate
 RC28466 RC28466 Batten
 RC28469 RC28469 Batten, Quick Release
 RC28181 RC28181 End Stop 54.045.0---35


Patented system uses low profile cars running on twin races of Torlon® ball bearings. Cars use the existing luff groove of the mast (no track or installation work required). Ball bearings are captive for easy loading and unloading of cars from mast. They can be easily switched between fully battened and “soft luff” mainsails. Minimum distance from mast to mainsail luff enhances mainsail efficiency.

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 Range Selection Advice for more information.

Ballslide™ Car Profile Identification Table


  • Monohulls to 18m (60ft) or sail area 60 m2 (646 ft2)
  • Multihulls to 13m (43ft) or sail area 48 m2 (517 ft2)


  • Alloy car bodies
  • Torlon® ball bearings


  Range aaDescription
  Ballslide™ Trackless Batten Car System Car Feet/Membranes,  Ballslide™ Trackless Batten Car System