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Old 22-01-2011, 17:23   #16
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Originally Posted by Minggat View Post
Does that come with a story? Trying to image Lazy jack being unsafe. I'm sure there's a way to get in trouble if you're not doing something right.

C'mon. Whadarya thinkin?


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Less time controlling sail in high wind dousing/squall comes up conditions.

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Old 22-01-2011, 17:58   #17
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my... duh.

Very good point. But we need to keep that point a secret from the Dutchmen camp. Otherwise we'll be hearng ..."Well... Oh Yeah? We do that".

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Re: Dutchman vs Stack Pack

So far the only problems I can see are related to battens and chafe (which can be eliminated through shipping the lines), I have a batten-less main. 37'luff,15'boom and a boom gallows. The original design (1936) called for "lazy jacks" but mainsail storage systems have evolved alot since then. From what I have been able to gather this is starting to look like one of those threads...different systems work differently for some. Even though one system might work better for one person than the other. How are each system superior/inferior to the other, and how can the problems be overcome. Example, people have mentioned battens getting caught (I don't have battens), some have mentioned a system only working when there is no tension on the sail, some have mentioned chafe (or lack of chafe with their preferred system. I know the Dutchman is expensive, requires you start with a new sail and needs sail maker modifications while the Stack Pack actually has "do it yourself" instructions available (actually lazy jacks have been around 100s of years and there are all sorts of variations, some as individual as the boats)

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