Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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The real key to loving them is making them collapsible so when raising the main you can pull them forward so battens etc hanging up is a non issue. Have sailed on boats without this set-up and not near as easy as ours. When dropping just pull them back out and away you go. It also means you don't have as many slots in the sailcover.
I sail a lot of different boats. Many have lazy jacks. A system set up as above is a dream. Those that cannot be stowed forward can be a nightmare.
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