My boat had Lazy-jacks when I bought it, but they always seemed to be more trouble than they were worth. I took them off last year and just deal with reefing/stowing the main in "the usual way, if you know what I mean" (as Christopher Robin might say). Granted, my boat pretty short boom (E = 10.3 ft.), but I don't have much trouble keeping things under control even when sailing singlehanded.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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