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I have crewed on a boat with he EZJax system for about 20 years. Well thought out, and it works well in practice.
I like the way the lines can be easily stored along side the mast.

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Whiskeyjack has lazyjacks installed. It is a permanently hung system, not designed to be strung to the mast once the sail is up (and, really, if you have your lines led aft, and you're winching your main up from the cockpit, having to go forward to reef the lazyjacks kinda defeats the purpose of leading your lines aft.) However, the feet of jacks are strung with few extra feet longer than the static dimensions, led to cleats on both sides of the aft end of the boom, where the jacks terminate. Once the sail is raised, it is a simple matter to slack off the jacks allowing the sail to fill fully, without chafe.


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Lazy jacks are not that lazy. ....They are only good for lowering the main.
Agreed... for us it's an 'extra chore' in preparation for dousing the main. At all other times they are held off the mast, bungeed to the cabintop handrail. However they do protect our Lexan dodger windows from the rather bad scoring and scratching that happens if the main falls down onto them.


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Here you can see the lower sections gathered and hooked to another shock cord on the handrail (just inside the lower shrouds)

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They came with our boat and I hated them. I took them off by the end of the first year that we had the boat. Too many lines flopping all over the place and you still should furl the sail properly anyway. It also seems counter productive to have to go back up to the mast to move the lines forward or to release them. All to keep the sail off the deck when it's lowered? To me, it's not nearly worth the cost or effort. We've taken strides to simplify the boat.. a lot of stuff has been removed.

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Exclamation There is a cockpit control option

Good point Sabreman...theyre not for everyone.


BTW, there is a cockpit control option with EZ Jax

How does the cockpit control option work?

•The cockpit control option includes control lines long enough to extend to cockpit and a pair of retracting lines that when pulled will retract the system along the boom. We can also provide instructions for modifying your existing keeper kit to allow and automatic release when the free end is tugged from cockpit. http://www.ezjax.com/pdfs/special_in...deployment.pdf

We installed the mast blocks about 6" from the mast on the spreaders to reduce/eliminate the noise of them slapping against the mast. No sail cover modifications are needed either.

This pic shows them stored against the boom. (we do not have the cockpit deploy option, the main halyard is still at the mast)


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I love mine especially for single handing. I made my own and they are very simple. It took my a day to fabricate and install them. If I had help it would have gone alot faster. They are stowabale. I want to add cockpit deployment/retraction to the system, but have other things more pressing to worry about.

The big advantage for me is I can get the sail down quickly when solo and keep it under control. They allow me to tend to other things before having to flake the main sail.

They are so simple and inexpensive that you can just remove them if you do not like them and you won't be out that much money or time.
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Another benefit of lazy jacks that I don't think has been mentioned is controlling the excess mainsail when reefed without needing to trice-up the sail from the reefing points.
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I would not install them on a boat if you plant to sail solo -
I am thinking about adding a lazy jack system. I thought that was a reason to have them. Would help drop sail quickly when alone. If I am going to perfect my no-handed, motorless pin landing, I will need all the help I can get.
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I would not install them on a boat if you plant to sail solo - they make it too difficult to hoist the main, interfering with the battens, and offer very little in the way of benefits.
can you please elaborate on your statement?
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I saw T37Chefs boat through binoculars one day when he was lowering his main with the E-Z-Jacks and said.......I gotta git one of then

We have the EZ jack system...easy..great when single handing, dont go back up to the mast to pull them back till we are either at the dock or at anchor.

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