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Old 13-04-2015, 03:53   #1
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Lazy Jacks

I'd like to fit Lazy Jacks so need to rivet cheek blocks and saddles to the mast and boom. How do I guard against corrosion?
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Re: Lazy Jacks

My favorite is Tef-Gel. Smear it on every mating surface.
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Re: Lazy Jacks

If you are worried about corrosion between the blocks and other hardware, put an insulator like electrical tape under the part where it touches the mast. SS doesn't have much of a problem with corrosion, bronze definitely needs to be insulated from the mast. SS hardware has been on my mast for over 40 years without an insulator and corrosion under the pieces is/was very very minor.

Ted-Gel, LocTite, Lanolin, etc on the threads of the fasteners will limit corrosion there.
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Re: Lazy Jacks

I've used tefgel along with plastic from clear plastic fruit juice bottles cut into a gasket.
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Re: Lazy Jacks

We weren't sure of the 'best' place for the lazyjack padeyes on the boom, so we tied turks heads to the boom and attached the lazyjacks to them. They then stayed there for >12 years... Lazy, or genius?
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Re: Lazy Jacks

No need to fit hardware.

We have our Lazyjacks tied around the spreader for a bigger funnel anyway.
We also have a home made Stack-Pack, where the lazyjacks attach to the battens in the tops of the bag. There is no attachment to the mast or the boom.

BTW best thing we ever did was the Stack Pack. we can reef now in less than 4 minutes as apposed to 20 odd.
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BTW best thing we ever did was the Stack Pack. we can reef now in less than 4 minutes as apposed to 20 odd.
How come the stack pack makes reefing easier? I like anything easier and faster... We are about to order new sails and the stackpack is a $1k option. To what degree is your mainsail battened?
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