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Old 10-07-2010, 17:28   #1
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Lazyjacks

Hi Guys
I have a 27 foot cruiser (Vancouver 27 Cutter rig)
I intend to fit layzy jacks and I am after some comments on how best to rig them. I intend to make my own using thimbles in the end of the lines.
Any comments will be gratefully received.
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Old 10-07-2010, 17:35   #2
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Good Old Boat - Lazy-jacks: mainsail tamers article
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One of the best things about lazy jacks is that they let you sleep in the mainsail without having to worry about falling out while you are asleep.

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One of the best things about lazy jacks is that they let you sleep in the mainsail without having to worry about falling out while you are asleep.

that photo should be captioned, "Lazy Dave."
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One of the best things about lazy jacks is that they let you sleep in the mainsail without having to worry about falling out while you are asleep.

That just about sums it up
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Old 09-08-2012, 16:04   #6
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Re: Lazyjacks

Thanks to Bash
this article is exactly what I need.
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Re: Lazyjacks

Often times experience teaches us the things that matter most. This would be one of them!

If you had a stack pak you could hide from the admiral!
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Old 09-08-2012, 23:39   #8
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Re: Lazyjacks

Highly recommend making lazy jacks retractable. Underway they can go against the mast. At the dock, if you make the tails long enough, they can go to the end of the boom. We like to use single braid spectra but there's lots of choices in material.
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Re: Lazyjacks

I used the graph paper design in this link. Lazy Jacks
You would need to adjust it for your shorter boom. Used small cheek blocks on the mast about 1/2 way between the spreaders and the mast head. Used brass rings in place of other blocks. The blocks aren't needed and a waste of money. Stow the Lazy Jacks against the mast when not in use. Got the cheek blocks at a Blue Pelican Marine consignment shop in Alameda, bought a bunch of rings on ebay for $5, a few lightweight padeyes, and about 200' of 1/4" line and I had them done. The line was the most expensive part.

On my long boom, it was necessary to run the line on the mast as high as possible to capture the aft part of the sail. Even putting the cheek blocks 30' feet off the deck, have to stuff the aft part of the sail into the lazy jacks. The lazy jacks will hook the lower batten on the full batten main, if deployed, when I raise the main unless dead into the wind. I keep the lazy jacks stowed on the mast except when dropping the sail so don't have a problem with hooking the battens. Lazy Jacks have been great. I single hand a lot and just release the halyard and sail comes down and stays contained on the boom. Furl the jib and I'm ready to put the boat in the slip. Flake the sail and gasket it to the boom when I'm in the slip.
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