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Well my boat probley wont be getting a fully battened kevlar main anytime soon. I might have a new dacron main made next winter.


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I bought one of these http://sailcare.com/sailcradle.shtml I haven't recieved it yet, but the price is pretty good.
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Mine are mounted

from the lower spreaders thus giving a wider mouth and my full batten main never hangs.
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Lazy Jacks from spreaders

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from the lower spreaders thus giving a wider mouth and my full batten main never hangs.
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Do you have any pictures? Any drawbacks to connecting them from spreaders?
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I'm going to attempt to install these this summer, more like an ez-jack system which allows you to move them out of the way when sailing.

http://slowflight.net/upgrades/lazyjacks_how-to.html


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Yes, you should probably be a bit more careful in tensioning them, since you don't want to put too much lateral stress on the spreaders... Other than that, which isn't that big a deal, you should be fine.

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Do you have any pictures? Any drawbacks to connecting them from spreaders?

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I started a thread a while back looking for lazy jack designs. Slightly different question, I wanted lazy-er, not necessarily cheaper. Have a look, hope it helps.
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It would be far less expensive to run the top line to the cheek block on the mast and down to a cleat on the mast...since that would eliminate two cheek blocks from the setup.

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I think your idea is fine. Just get the proportions right (google "lazy jack system" in Google: here's one: http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/doityou.../lazyjack1.htm)

and you'll be fine. Just remember to tap the boom carefully for the eyestraps and use Tufgel or something similar on the bolts, ditto for the cheekblocks.


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Hey, it was the first thing I found...I'm not trying to start a cult of the One True Way of Cheapo Lazyjackery.
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