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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

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Really? Bummer.

I'm installing lazy jacks on my little boat this weekend and the kit explicitly says they can be used to hold the boom up.

Currently the boat uses a little short bit (pig tail?) across the split backstays to support the boom. I was hoping to get rid of that.
should of stated BIGGER boats where the weight of the boom and SAIL is substantial

for example big boats you sometimes have to stand on the boom, I know I have sometimes and my weight plus the boom and no topping lift would mean snapped lazy jacks or something else

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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

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Why do you want to get rid of the pig tail? Does it catch when you're sailing? There're ways to fix this. Personally, I would get the lazy jack system for ease of dropping or reefing the sails, and then use the pig tail to get the weight off the system when you're in the slip. I think chafing happens when there's a lot of wind on the boom at slip and the lazy jack lines are too tight against the boom and mast. At least the way mine are set up, they are rubbing through the coating.
This is why SailNet is great! I wouldn't have thought of that.

I haven't actually sailed the boat yet, just bought it last fall, but the previous owner warned me to always remember to remove the pig tail thingy before sailing because it's embarrassing to set off and still have the boom locked between the backstays. I'm guessing this is from personal experience…

It'll be on a mooring so the boat will always be facing head to wind, so probably won't be as much wind on the boom as if it were in a slip, but I can still see how chafe could be an issue. I guess I keep the little cross piece.


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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

jajaja well it is a small boat so of that happens simply sail into the wind and losen the piggy tail

I quite like them, I think I have had 3 or 4 boats that had them, usually on smaller boats under 30ft...

in fact I still do a version of this by tying the end of the boom off to the backstay so I have less moevement in the wind or when a big gust comes in etc...so the boom stays fixed

a lose boom equals a lose cover a lose cover can go wayward and stuff can come off, lose etc..

I like a tight ship when stowed...no lose ends if you will

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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Yes, for sure that was from personal experience. When you forget (as we all do) just head to wind and unhook it from the boom. I also sail Cal20s, which have the pig tails. They work really great for keeping the boom from dropping on your head when the sails are down (these boats don't have lazy jacks), but dang, just don't forget to undo it when you shove off. It'll keep you close hauled and that's not a pretty feeling when you need to let the sail out....
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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Had a chance to take a couple of pics last night.

Here's my Tartan 27. The PO had this made. I just have to loosen the lines a little after I tie up the sail.

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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

very nice so is the cover made in 3 parts? are those seams?

I see they simply let the lazy jacks go right up, are they just holes or is it a slit or is it 3 separate panels if you will to allow for the lazy jacks to pass through?

ps I have always loved beige colored covers, especially on dark colored hulls

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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Thanks, my hull is a very dark green, the deck is painted beige/sand.

The cover has zippers for at the two points on the port side. The starboard side is a solid piece of fabric. When putting it on, the zippers are open and I throw the cover around the lines. Once attached at the mast and end of the boom, I secure the fasteners along the bottom and zip up the rest.

Works great.

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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

nice! duh makes sense so starboard side from front to back is one whole peice so it stays together and the slits are opened to go over jacks

then you zip up after covering?

I like it

ps happen to have a pic from the side?

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Not a close up, but looks nice, I think.

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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

very cool man thanks so much!

ill see what I can come up with budget depending of course

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