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Old 19-08-2011, 06:33   #1
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Removing a Stackpak?

We have a main sail with a stackpack system - we'd like to remove it w/o damaging the main. Has anyone ever done this with any luck? We may be silly to be thinking of removing it, but really prefer the traditional buff sail covers which also came with the boat. Thanks!
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Old 19-08-2011, 06:36   #2
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Re: Removing a Stackpak?

Do you have the true Doyle Stackpack, sewn to the main, or a sail cradle, such as a Mackpack.
I am in this quandry right now. Conventional sail covers or sail cradle for existing sail.
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Re: Removing a Stackpak?

Sure; Take the sail off first then remove the cover and put the sail back on.
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Re: Removing a Stackpak?

It shouldn't be a problem -- we took ours off a couple of times a year. You may have to untie the lazy jacks first, then just slide the stackpack off with the sail (assuming yours is built like ours, where they have to come off together). Then release the lazyjacks some more and re-tie them to the boom.

If you've got the type that's actually sewn to the main, you may need a sailmaker to physically take it off. Most aren't sewn (at least of the ones I've seen/used) and are totally separate and easy to remove.
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Old 19-08-2011, 07:01   #5
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Re: Removing a Stackpak?

Not sure but I'm thinking it is the Doyle system, and also thinking it is sewn/attached to the main, so we'd like to unstitch it, if possible. We'll be reunited with the boat in about a week, so I can take a closer look then, but just wondered if anyone had done this before. Thanks.
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Re: Removing a Stackpak?

Mine is removable without taking down the main. Takes couple of people to do it. One lifts the main off the boom the other slides the stack along the track in the boom. Lazy jacks down of course. Have had it off and on a couple times. Mack system. It would be even easier if you raise the main and let it luff but the conditions have never cooperated when I needed to get it done.

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Re: Removing a Stackpak?

Our is a separate piece and I thought they all were.

In our case we have a loose footed main and can unslide the stackpack. It's not a Doyle though...
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