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The stackpack is a great idea, but a StackPack is a Doyle sail loft creation and is attached to the sail.... a better idea is to get a StackPack like sail cover that uses the sail track on the boom instead. Gui's boat has one.
Dog, sorry I used stack pack like I use band-aid. I have one on my boat also, not a Doyle. The sail cover slides in to the track on top of the boom and bolt rope on the foot of the main then also sides in after the sail cover is in place. For winter storage I take the boom off completely. Come spring I reattach the boom at the goose neck and the ridged Vang then run my jiffy reefing lines and I am done, 45 min if I stop for a beer.
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I don't understand why Doyle has to attach their StackPack to the damn sail. There really isn't any need for that if you have a loose-footed mainsail, which is pretty much the case for most modern sails.

How are the girls doing... still staying out later than you'd like? OF course to you, they'll always be six years old... I think that's true of all parents.
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The best I've seen (so far) are E-Z-Jax (ezjaxdotcom.) Their advantage is that they are immediately stowable alongside the mast and boom while under sail. When needed, they can be swiftly deployed.

By doing some math and some advanced head-scratching, you could copy their design for your own personal use. But why bother when their cost is so reasonable?
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The home made lazy jack system on my boat can what the EZJax can, and were probably a lot cheaper to make. Will be leading the system back to the cockpit later this summer.
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Why are you leading it back to the cockpit? I usually don't touch mine. They are slack enough not to interfere with the main (other than a batten hanging up once in a while when raising the main) and still tight enough to be effective.
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Can a lazy jack system also function as a boom topping lift? My San Juan still has the pig tail hook on the backstay, so this seems like a significant improvement.

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I like the idea of slacking them off completely when sailing.
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Why are you leading it back to the cockpit? I usually don't touch mine. They are slack enough not to interfere with the main (other than a batten hanging up once in a while when raising the main) and still tight enough to be effective.
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My homemade ones lift from the center of the spreaders and have some shock cord in them, so other than getting a batten caught while raising, they barely rest against the sail.
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