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Lazy Jacks... the good, the bad and the ugly

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For no particular reason, I was just re-appraising myself of the site rules. These ones caught my eye:

Note, I can't actually tell from Rehab's post if he likes to use lazy jacks, or doesn't like to use them. Just saying.

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My take home from rehab's last post is that lazy jacks might prevent dousing the main in a hurry if the wind pins the main against the lazy jacks. I agree. They are fine when you can point into the wind but we've probably all been there when we can't.

The personal attacks on  him I find disgusting, and not adult.

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Hah Fish just tricking.

Crikey the worlds a strange place never more so than now.

Walking down the Crew.org editorial censorship memory lane I can remember many moons ago when Zoe wielded the hammer of exclusion when I outed the cowboy hat wearing Westhaven manger for covertly filming staff.

Zoe cited a conflict of interest with her landlord if remember correctly.

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Again, if you see a particular post that breeches site rules, then report it. If I agree that it does, then the poster will be warned. 3 Warnings is a mandatory banning for 30 days, 3 repeats of that is a permanent revocation of posting rights.

I try to stay unbiased. Its interesting to see the positive and negative comments sent to me about moderation decisions, often opposite for the same decision. I could use another Moderator. Anyone keen?? Send me a PM. No controversial members will be considered!

Some here cannot seem to accept that others have opinions that contradict their own, and completely believe them, no matter how incorrect, outlandish, or insane they may seem to you or me.

There are 10 users now for the hidden political forum....

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2 hours ago, Island Time said:

Well Rehab, sorry but I find some of your posts very difficult to follow, including the one above. 

I use a stack pack on island time, and slab reefing. Full Length battens make a stack pack easier. The only time they are a minor issue is on the hoist, but having slugs on the main means I usually go head to wind for hoist and drop anyway, to help reduce friction. I just have to watch the main on hoist so the end of the two lower battens does not catch. 

I do remove the stack pack if I'm doing a real race, but mostly not. For a cruiser over about 34 ft, I would not be without one.

No need to apologise.

Did not have to point to wind ward to hoist because easing  the boom to point to wind ward was the same as pointing the boat to wind ward. No fouling with full batten mail. Could carry both mains in the boom cradle already hanked on second sail track - two thirds the way up mast ( heavy - storm main.) Even better on a revolving mast. Boom cradle at the mast on the outside of the cradle had pockets for storing winch handles one either side, pocket for torch, pocket for spanners, pocket either side for knife. At night time in the tropics a favourite position for a crew member with a squab to sleep on the wind ward side. Clipped on off course.

Boat was ex designers, and production yacht company, director.

Ocean racing yacht. Mainly San D to Hawaii and San D to Ba J. Sw USA

Thanks K Mc. I truly appreciate your post. Almost considering  the big S. Your post has pulled me back from the edge 

be kind, 

Regards to all.

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11 hours ago, Island Time said:

Again, if you see a particular post that breeches site rules, then report it. If I agree that it does, then the poster will be warned. 3 Warnings is a mandatory banning for 30 days, 3 repeats of that is a permanent revocation of posting rights.

I try to stay unbiased. Its interesting to see the positive and negative comments sent to me about moderation decisions, often opposite for the same decision. I could use another Moderator. Anyone keen?? Send me a PM. No controversial members will be considered!

Some here cannot seem to accept that others have opinions that contradict their own, and completely believe them, no matter how incorrect, outlandish, or insane they may seem to you or me.

There are 10 users now for the hidden political forum....

K Mc r you interested?

I think u would be good as.

Regards and many thanks.

 

 

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I have often sworn at my lazy jacks, usually when I have been too lazy to take them to the mast before hoisting the main.  My bad.  However as a solo sailor I would not be without them when dousing.  No great pile of sail on the deck to tidy up.  

 

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I've got a 30 foot Easterly and no lazy jacks. When I douse the main solo I'm careful to flake it nicely on the boom as it comes down. I have a system of ties already attached to the bottom of the boom to wrap up the main quickly. I don't usually get sails on the deck.

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21 minutes ago, Kevin McCready said:

I've got a 30 foot Easterly and no lazy jacks. When I douse the main solo I'm careful to flake it nicely on the boom as it comes down. I have a system of ties already attached to the bottom of the boom to wrap up the main quickly. I don't usually get sails on the deck.

Yes suits your size boats.

The boat I referred to with the cradle was 2 times and a bit bigger. The fully batten mail sail automatically flaked it self due to the design of the cradle. Had ties fixed like you have described with extras in pouch near the mast. With dual tracks and two mains on the cradle during calm to moderate weather, water proof and uv ray protection sail cover fixed there in the cradle.

 

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