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Re: Stackpacks, Lazyjacks, and Mainsail Facts!

some people do their own work and some people have been led to believe that they are incompetant and need to have a professional do everything for them...it's what keeps the marine industry alive, the concept that people have to have thing done for them by a professional and can't learn to do themselves....it's a trickle down of our whole economy.
It's the boaters that have more money than time and are willing to "have work done" that allows us poor boaters who are willing to do the work alive.
In the horse world there is a saying "Some horse owners muck their own stalls, and some have their stalls mucked for them"...same thing applies to boats. If you are too busy working to make money to pay the professionals to do the work for you you don't have the time to do it yourself.
I could not afford to have a fraction of the stuff I have done, done for me. One thing about learning to do for yourself when things do breakdown (and they will) you can fix them.
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$17K for a main for a 40' is highway robbery, no matter how fancy it is.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Main plus complete boom furling system. Price one out. That's what they cost.
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Offshore main for 40', boom furler, installation = 17K? Yeah, that's about what it would be, wish I had one.

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John,

I am going to "build" a stackpack fashioned after the kit Sailrite offers. Have you seen that one? I would like to get some feedback on the design before I start. It will be a wonderful upgrade to manage the main with simplicity.

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I am going to "build" a stackpack fashioned after the kit Sailrite offers. Have you seen that one? I would like to get some feedback on the design before I start. It will be a wonderful upgrade to manage the main with simplicity.

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I would be interested in this review as well...I am one of those "poor sailors" that enjoys the "projects"
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Re: Stackpacks, Lazyjacks, and Mainsail Facts!

Did you ever see the stackpack that MMR (on Sailnet) posted a while back? Really nice self-made pack.

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I studied the forums and decided that the EZ-Jax system would be best for me. I like that the EZ-Jax retract out or the way, so that you can use them with an unmodified sailcover, and the battens cannot get caught when raising the sail.

I placed an order, and never received it... They never charged my credit card either. After several conversations and email exchanges over two months with the owner of the business, in which he apologized for losing the order, I finally told him to cancel the order.

I studied the design, and built my own out of red and green (port & starboard) ¼" Sta-Set for less than ½ the cost of the EZ-Jax system.

These are one of the best improvements that I have made to the boat!
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We love our EZ jacks and bought them a cuplke years ago. I added the lines so I can deploy them from the cockpit. Still have to go forward to pull them back,, but you can do that once anchored or at the dock.

If anythuing vreaks ( or when) I will fix myself. Glad you did it yourself. I will have questions eventually.


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