Could I ask for some collective advice? I have a stack pack and lazy jacks set up.When under sail I usually lash the stack pack to the boom and loosen off the lazy jacks. This means they do not disrupt the sail, and the stack pack is not thrashing about in the wind
. However, when reefing down I end up with a big fold of sail that inhibits my forward vision, and of course the sail flaps around and is uncontrolled, as there are no eyelets in the sail to tie it up. This happens even if the stack pack is not lashed to the boom, as the sail tends to be blown out of it when reefing, despite the lazy jacks. I have a four point lazy jack set up on the stack pack.
A local rigger has convinced me to drill through the lower spreaders, and to pass the lazy jacks through these holes to provide a wider angle for the stack pack to remain open, which means the sail should drop into the stack pack more easily.
However, I am concerned that the lazy jacks will chafe through, and the stack pack will also experience a whole lot more wear and tear.
I would welcome your advice.