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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?

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Try EZ Jax, Camas,WA. They advertise in Cruising World. Their jacks retract and can be set from the cockpit.
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they are real simple to build yourself I am not sure why any boady buys them.
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hi dpierce

youz can order lazy jacks at Euro 99,--
from www.compass24.de - i think it works !

best regards
fei
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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?
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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. ;^)

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