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Old 21-09-2008, 19:43   #16
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...but I am thinking about some elkhide. Anyone try this? Please let me know
I believe that elks use it all the time but I don't know if they suffer from chafe .

Am another who has always wondered what the attraction of blocks was in the lazyjacks (does anyone know?) as definitely aren't required on commonly sized yachts.
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Am another who has always wondered what the attraction of blocks was in the lazyjacks (does anyone know?) as definitely aren't required on commonly sized yachts.
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Have you seen the cost of factory made lazy jacks. I only spent around US$160 for materials for a 16' boom using the ring method.

http://mauriprosailing.com/Merchant2...y_Code=SCHLAZY

Harken - Large Lazy Jacks Kit for boats 35-42 ft. and Boom 12-16 ft.: Mauri Pro Sailing
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I had lazyjacks on my Leopard 46 full battened mainsail and found only slight chafe after 2 years of use. It's a little bit of a hassle to raise the main unless you loosen them and pull them forward or the battens get caught on them. The biggest maintenance problem was that the lazy jack line kept breaking where it entered the mast requiring frequent trips up the mast to restring.
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