Originally Posted by T37Chef
Theres the traditional Lazy Jacks and theres EZ Jax and others similar to EZ Jax that are retractable. When raising the main sail they are stored along the mast and boom and don't interfere with the sail.
I've used both and didn't like either of them.
They don't flake the sail, they just drop it in a controlled pile. They make the sail bag a lot more annoying to deal with. If you can't retract them then battens sometimes catch on the jacks.
I understand the concept and thought they were cool when I first read about them, but they aren't for me.