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dpierce 04-20-2003 05:09 PM

lazy jacks
Can anyone help me with finding lazy jacks for a Hunter 30 at a reasonable price? I''ve surfed around the net and can''t find anything much under $260.

Also, how difficult are they to install from a kit, and does installation require any alternation to the sail itself?



RichardElliott 04-21-2003 12:01 AM

lazy jacks
Try EZ Jax, Camas,WA. They advertise in Cruising World. Their jacks retract and can be set from the cockpit.

obiec 04-21-2003 04:48 PM

lazy jacks
they are real simple to build yourself I am not sure why any boady buys them.

fei 04-22-2003 05:23 AM

lazy jacks
hi dpierce

youz can order lazy jacks at Euro 99,--
from - i think it works !

best regards

Nereus32 04-23-2003 10:11 AM

lazy jacks

Nereus32 04-23-2003 10:13 AM

lazy jacks
I agree w/ obiec. Why spend $100+ for a one-size-fits-all kit that might not fit, when you can spend $20 on some line and hardware and make it custom to you needs?

jbanta 05-06-2003 01:54 PM

lazy jacks
Do you have plans for these $20 Lazy Jacks? Can you see a way to modify them into Eazy Jacks? I am not wanting to pull my battens so I can have Lazy Jacks.

928frenzy 05-07-2003 11:05 AM

lazy jacks
The Lazy Jack designs I''ve seen can be used on mainsails with full or partial battens.

I''ve been amassing all the required parts to make my own Lazy Jacks. The total will probably be around $50 for the blocks, eyes, cleats and line needed on a 12'' boom and a 51.5'' mast.

~ Happy sails to you ~ _/) ~

jbanta 05-07-2003 10:07 PM

lazy jacks
I have never installed Lazy Jacks because of all the negitive write ups I have seem here and on other message boards. People saying the battens are always foiling when trying to raise the main. I have also heard that Easy Jacks have corrected that problem letting the jacks slack as the main is raised. I would love getting the sail off the house top as I am bring my boat in after a long day on the water I just don''t see this small convinance worth the time money and trouble.

928frenzy 05-08-2003 03:11 AM

lazy jacks
To each their own. However, I''ve a friend who''s been sailing for about 20 years. Since he sails single-handed quit often, he decided to install a Lazy Jack system. He told me it was one of the least expensive and most useful modifications he''s made to his Lord Nelson.

Considering that the cost for all the material will be about $50, I can''t see how I can go wrong installing Lazy Jacks. ;^)

~ Happy sails to you ~ _/) ~

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