Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
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I have the stack pack on my current boat, and had a Dutchman system on my prior boat. Both of them have pluses and minuses, but both are more convenient that a loose cover. The biggest negatives on the stack pack are that it takes a considerable amount of fiddling with the adustment of the lines each season until I get them optimized. It is also true that a little care needs to be taken to avoid the battens catching in the lazyjacks when raising sail, but that is not a big deal at all. The Dutchman was also a pretty good system, though that boat had an older sail and did not flake quite so smoothly as other seem to expect. Either system is pretty good.