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Any how back to lazy jacks / stack packs 😀

Just got ours installed but haven't had much chance to test it out.

Who else runs lines forward when raising main? (I'm very happy with the quality of the work on this so far (Craft Covers)

 

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I'm interested to help moderate as I think everyone should be. Can I suggest a rotating system of moderators. ie someone help Matt for a month then someone else then someone else month on month about.

I have had them on many different boats from 28 to 46 feet and would not be without them. Always leave them up too. If you have full battens and good cars with a lazy bag you can just let the halyard

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 wi

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Don't know if you have starlings in your neck of the woods, but they "love" stack packs, of course as well as sail cover that allow them entry, a 25mm hole is enough for them to make themselves at home. I have eyelets that allow me to lace the ends up, saves looking at shitty sails all day.

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6 minutes ago, Steve Pope said:

Don't know if you have starlings in your neck of the woods, but they "love" stack packs, of course as well as sail cover that allow them entry, a 25mm hole is enough for them to make themselves at home. I have eyelets that allow me to lace the ends up, saves looking at shitty sails all day.

Haven't encountered them yet (touch wood) but your not the first person to say that :-(

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We pull our lines forward, and roll the stack pack up for racing.

After a while the lazy jack lines become so twisted that they don't auto adjust, so we can't pull them back into proper position.

Any tricks to stopping the lines from twisting up?

 

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