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Old 18-06-2015, 09:43   #1
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Lazy Jacks

Hi all,

Would like to know if anyone has advice on DIY lazy jack system on my 31' sailboat.

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Old 18-06-2015, 11:47   #2
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Re: Lazy Jacks

Make them collapsible.

I like the fact that mine are up against the mast when sailing, did not require changes to the sail cover, and don't affect the sail/sheet/vang/etc, while sailing.

I used paracord (gasp), two little blocks up on the mast, and a little cleat by the gooseneck. I used SS thimbles instead of rings for where they join each leg.

You can find pictures and instructions all over the net. Example:
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Old 18-06-2015, 12:39   #3
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Re: Lazy Jacks

Took mine off. Just another PITA bit of string to cause problems!
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Re: Lazy Jacks

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Make them collapsible.

I like the fact that mine are up against the mast when sailing, did not require changes to the sail cover, and don't affect the sail/sheet/vang/etc, while sailing.
And, US Patent 5,327,842. Works like a charm.
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Re: Lazy Jacks

Used the plans on the yellow graph paper on the site as a starting point to build mine. Placed the small mast cheek blocks 1/2 between the mast head and the spreaders. Picked up the two mast cheek blocks and nylon cleats used at a marine consignment store. replaced the other blocks with brass rings found cheap on Ebay. Big expense was the 200' of 1/4" StaSet line. Keep them stowed against the mast when not needed. Easy to deploy when dropping the sail. Have made single handing way easier, just drop the main and forget till in the slip or at anchor.

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