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05-19-2014 10:41 PM
christian.hess
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

not too late by any means! post the pics when you get them


Im still planning on doing some reinforcments and maybe the slits for the jacks since I know the positions exactly now

anywhoo

thanks to all
05-19-2014 10:36 PM
paul323
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Late to the party here - but I cut (gasp) slits in my mains'l cover for my lazy jacks following advice/vid from Sailrite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rt7AVMLXOI

Similar to the velcro design above, but using toggles to secure.

Sometimes I gather them up, bungee them close to the mast (life folk suggest); most times I use the slits, which seem to work well and look pretty good if I say so myself...

Yeah, I know, photos would help..will do in a few days (I hope).
05-19-2014 09:26 PM
christian.hess
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

well I went traditonal...very happy with the results and only $75 all said and done..

thanks all





cheers
05-12-2014 05:44 PM
christian.hess
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

necessity is the mother of invention

someone once wisely said jajaja
05-12-2014 05:31 PM
Group9
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

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Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post

just maybe the little eyes that I could put on each side and use rope to tie it together like a corset...
That's not a bad idea. You have me thinking now.
05-12-2014 11:23 AM
christian.hess
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

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Originally Posted by Group9 View Post



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...
05-12-2014 09:41 AM
Group9
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.
05-12-2014 09:27 AM
Multihullgirl
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
05-12-2014 07:33 AM
Group9
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

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Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
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.
05-12-2014 12:31 AM
gamayun
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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