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

We like amsteel for lazy jacks, minimal stretch and minimal chafe. We're not as concerned about spreading the lazy jacks in the rigging because we typically pull them forward to hoist the main. We turn the lazy jacks with a cheek block and bring the tail to deck level. These lazy jacks hold the lazy cradle up.

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

thanks for the pic shockwave!
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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Here you go, Christian. The openings are attached with velcro that is slated to be replaced this evening....

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

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Here you go, Christian. The openings are attached with velcro that is slated to be replaced this evening....

That's exactly the way mine is set up, I just replaced my velcro again,, which I have now decided is not the ideal way to close these slots.

I think the toggle things would be a better way to go next on the next mainsail cover for mine.
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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

thanks guys !

awesome pics...appreciate it a lot

so the velcro lasts what a year 2 3 5?

we dont have those toggle thingies down here...maybe some eyes that I can use line to sew it together but cheap brass crap...not marine quality

I thought about zippers but man...dont want to spend so much on a simple cover really

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

It took me about 4 hours to replace all 4 slots of velcro. The longest time involved undoing the stitches I had just installed a few months ago because the velcro was dry rotting off the old stitches and the sewing store had run out of it at the time. That was a mistake. I don't know the maintenance history on the boat, but my guess is that this hasn't been changed for at least 6-7 years, and its's probably been longer than that. I'm not a fan of zippers and the toggles kinda drive me crazy - wouldn't want them all over the place.

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

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thanks guys !

awesome pics...appreciate it a lot

so the velcro lasts what a year 2 3 5?

we dont have those toggle thingies down here...maybe some eyes that I can use line to sew it together but cheap brass crap...not marine quality

I thought about zippers but man...dont want to spend so much on a simple cover really

thanks anyways



These are the things I am talking about, studs. I couldn't think of the real name for them. These are what close my mainsail cover together at the bottom and I wish they had put these at least at the ends of the slots for the lazy jacks.
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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

The twist fasteners are known generally as "common sense fasteners."
The push-down type, with the small shaft, "lift-the-dot."
And, of course, you are doubtless familiar with the "snaps."

from the mfg site:
DOT Fasteners, Common Sense™ Fasteners, Turn Buttons, Back Plates, Washers, Grommets
DOTģ Fasteners, Snap Fasteners, Caps, Studs, Posts, Screw Studs, Washers and Grommets

Another source for DIY canvas fabrication:
www.sailmakerssupply.com
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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Yeah, anything like that rather than Velcro. I think Velcro has it's place, but it doesn't appear to be holding a sail cover together from my experience with it.
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Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

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These are the things I am talking about, studs. I couldn't think of the real name for them. These are what close my mainsail cover together at the bottom and I wish they had put these at least at the ends of the slots for the lazy jacks.
thanks man I KNOW what they are...jeje all my boats have had them...down here though they dont exist!


just maybe the little eyes that I could put on each side and use rope to tie it together like a corset...
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