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Re: Flaking the Main Sail
We have ez-jacks and to mitigate the problem of battens catching on the ez-jacks lines, I attach long bungees from the top most rings to the shrouds which holds the ez-jacks lines further away from the sail.
Another trick is to terminate the jacks (of whatever sort) off the mast and outboard on a spreader at the upper connection . This widens the gap between them easing the issues hoisting.
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