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01-13-2008 06:14 PM
Valiente Hey, it was the first thing I found...I'm not trying to start a cult of the One True Way of Cheapo Lazyjackery.
01-13-2008 05:15 PM
sailingdog It would be far less expensive to run the top line to the cheek block on the mast and down to a cleat on the mast...since that would eliminate two cheek blocks from the setup.

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Originally Posted by Valiente View Post
I think your idea is fine. Just get the proportions right (google "lazy jack system" in Google: here's one: http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/doityou.../lazyjack1.htm)

and you'll be fine. Just remember to tap the boom carefully for the eyestraps and use Tufgel or something similar on the bolts, ditto for the cheekblocks.

01-13-2008 01:09 PM
CapnHand I started a thread a while back looking for lazy jack designs. Slightly different question, I wanted lazy-er, not necessarily cheaper. Have a look, hope it helps.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/37952-retract-deploy-lazyjacks-cockpit.html
01-13-2008 08:49 AM
sailingdog Yes, you should probably be a bit more careful in tensioning them, since you don't want to put too much lateral stress on the spreaders... Other than that, which isn't that big a deal, you should be fine.

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Stillraining,
Do you have any pictures? Any drawbacks to connecting them from spreaders?
01-13-2008 08:31 AM
BreakingWind2 I'm going to attempt to install these this summer, more like an ez-jack system which allows you to move them out of the way when sailing.

http://slowflight.net/upgrades/lazyjacks_how-to.html
01-13-2008 03:11 AM
mcollins07
Lazy Jacks from spreaders

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from the lower spreaders thus giving a wider mouth and my full batten main never hangs.
Stillraining,
Do you have any pictures? Any drawbacks to connecting them from spreaders?
01-13-2008 01:58 AM
Stillraining
Mine are mounted

from the lower spreaders thus giving a wider mouth and my full batten main never hangs.
01-13-2008 01:26 AM
US27inKS I bought one of these http://sailcare.com/sailcradle.shtml I haven't recieved it yet, but the price is pretty good.
01-13-2008 12:35 AM
SVDistantStar Well my boat probley wont be getting a fully battened kevlar main anytime soon. I might have a new dacron main made next winter.
01-13-2008 12:31 AM
artbyjody One thing to note. When I had my 'improv' lazy jack installed, it worked ok for stock dacron sail I had on my Catalina. However, once I put on my fully battened X-10 Kevlar, the battens would catch onto the lazy jack lines (going up or down) and became a major source of contention for me as I typically sail solo (and the point of the lazy jack rig was so it would bide me time and not force me to have to leave the helm to deal with it). So, if devising - have a quick disconnect system so that you can get rid of the lazy jack lines from the boom (especially handy if raising the main)...

just my experience
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