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post #2 of Old 07-10-2008
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The main problem with a stack pack type cover, especially if you have the lines led back to the cockpit, is that the Mack Pack makes it difficult to see when you've got good shape on the reefed mainsail. Other than that, they're quite good for main sail furling and control.

However, you can get almost the same amount of control with a good lazy jack system. The Mack Pack is pretty expensive, given what it does.

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