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Re: Stackpacks, Lazyjacks, and Mainsail Facts!

The only furling main I would ever consider is the boom furler. You can still have the battens and it the sail can be dropped when necessary. Even though the mast furlers rarely jam, they dont appeal to me on many levels, sail trim and Murphy hides on my boat....with a mast furler I am giving him one more chance to come out and play.

JimRafford...I dont htiing Wolfee was insultimng you, he just has a different budget and he like doing things himself. I proably fall halfway in that category myself. The fact you have the boom furled main doesnt mean you are less that in sailing at all...or that you get someone to maintain everything on your boat. Everyone has differing priorituies.

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Re: Stackpacks, Lazyjacks, and Mainsail Facts!

I made a stack pack style system for my boat and after a year converted it to a simple lazy jack system. The reason? I couldn't stand all that canvas along the foot of the main. Yes, it made the stowing of the main faster, but really messes with the loose footed main, and the control lines distort the set of the main. Last week I removed the Bimini, got back to nature so to speak. Sure made sailing easier and more fun.
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William Atkin designed a lazy jack system for my boat 75 years ago. The rig has tweaked a little and I have my own ideas, but it's a base. I know alot of people who have done their own lazy jack system and subsequently know all the pros/cons and fixes.
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The only furling main I would ever consider is the boom furler. You can still have the battens and it the sail can be dropped when necessary. Even though the mast furlers rarely jam, they dont appeal to me on many levels, sail trim and Murphy hides on my boat....with a mast furler I am giving him one more chance to come out and play.

JimRafford...I dont htiing Wolfee was insultimng you, he just has a different budget and he like doing things himself. I proably fall halfway in that category myself. The fact you have the boom furled main doesnt mean you are less that in sailing at all...or that you get someone to maintain everything on your boat. Everyone has differing priorituies.

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I would be interested in this review as well...I am one of those "poor sailors" that enjoys the "projects"
I ordered a kit from Sailrite and built a sail pack for my boat last year. It has made single-handed sailing much more enjoyable. I laid everything out on the livingroom floor, set up my handy dandy Sailrite LZ1 sewing machine and starting cutting, folding and sewing. There was a lot of measuring too. It was a fun project and didn't take as long as I expected. Sailrite really supports their customers with videos, phone support and everything you need on their website.

I modified the plans a little to incorporate a harken lazyjack system I already had. I sewed some stainless eyelets in four locations to attached the lazyjacks. That way the pack is always held up and the sail is directed back into the pack when taking it down. Here are a few pics I took just after installing the finished product:
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