Originally Posted by delmarrey
I have a 4 strand lazy-jack and it's barely enough to contain the offshore
main that I have. If it were a stack pack I'd still have to climb up and straighten out the sail to get it in. So, either way it would be just as difficult to handle.
When you say barely able, are you saying you have a signifigant amount of mainsail
that falls below the boom to the point of blocking your view?
I always "clean up" my main. No problem. It's nice to just drop it and not have it hit the deck
. And when I have my main all nicely flaked, I simply zip up the cover. Don't have to remove it in the first place, dig it out and sort it out. I can't imagine it being any sort of compromise for convienience.
Mine is completely seperate from my lose footed main. I'm not crazy about having the cover sewn to the sail.
For years I salivated over a furling
boom. Weighing cost vs convienience vs function. A former racer
friend (read elderly) who just couldn't stand not having a boat, kept beatuiful boats-bought new-well maintained and well equipt (read- money
no object). He had stack pak-equiv. With money
being no object, he was after funtion over convienience.
I took note, and when I finally replaced my main before dropping the dock
lines, opted for a custon built stack pack. Still happy with my choice.