How do I get a broken batten tip out of the batten pocket

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How do I get a broken batten tip out of the batten pocket

Post by Ian Long » Fri Jun 24, 2005 09:57

I have the final inch or so of a batten broken off in the bottom of a batten pocket and am struggling for ideas on how to get it out.

Anyone got any (useful) suggestions before I start unstitching it?
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Post by steve powell » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:40

long piece of reasonably stiff wire with end bent over and back on itself ?

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Post by Graham_U » Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:33

I've got one of those long springy things with jaws down the middle for picking up small things in tight places, that cost a quid at a tool sale. I can not remember how long it is probably about 3 foot, but they may do longer versions. I don't know if the jaws would be strong enough, but there may be something more substantial.
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Post by MartinF » Fri Jun 24, 2005 21:15

how about simply unstitching the luff tube & pulling the batten end out that way? You'll probably find you can't pull it backwards anyway because of all the broken fibres.
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Post by Ian Long » Wed Jul 13, 2005 07:06

I did resort to unstitching it in the end :cry:
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