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post #10 of Old 09-17-2008
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I'm experimenting with something...

My lazy Jacks are NOT symmetrical port to starboard.

On the Starboard side I have an EZjacks Copy and on the port side I have a traditional Lazy Jack.

The difference is hard to explain without a pic..(gimme some time to draw one) but the fundamental difference is how the "arc" travels.

If I'm raising or lowering I'll put the bow just off the wind to one side or another.

For raising, you don't want the top battens to catch so I'll push the leech of the sail to arc forward.

Lowering... I start with pusing the sail to arc to stern and swing the bow to push the sail to arc forward.

Wow.. this makes no sense without a pic... or 2

Gimme a minute...or many minutes...

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