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flaking help

i was looking at a benetau 44.7. it has lines coming out of the mail sail cover, both sides of the boom leading up to the upper spreaders. is this some kind of flaking system. could anybody describe its use ?
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Most probably a lazyjack system, which helps contain the main when dousing. Ours works well, requiring some flaking after dropping sail, but certainly makes for easier work - better than it all spilling onto the deck, especially when shorthanded. With our system, the full battens do become snagged if we're not headed dead to the wind when raising sail.
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Sounds like a Stackpack setup - works like lazyjacks but with a "built-in" sailcover.

bkw- enjoy your BVI trip - and relax a bit - seems like you might be stressing yourself out before you get there!
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faster,
i am chartering the 44.7 for a race and although i could have figured the lazy jack thing out the day of the charter i would rather no in advance. kinda embarrassed to ask the charter co.
not to worry about me stressing just soaking up all the info i can.
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