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Re: Lazy Bag for sail cover?
The Doyle stack pack idea is fairly easily DIY if you can get access to a sewing machine that can handle Sunbrella. We have a friend in our marina who has done several. Personally I don't like all the clutter while sailing (we even stow our lazyjacks between douses) But any canvas guy/gal should be able to replicate a working version of the Doyle system for you.
btw rather than attach it all to the sail a la Doyle, it's easy to mount some bolt rope track on either side of the boom and start there.. that way there's no complications with the sail at all. Add a batten or tube to the top of the 'cover/sling' half and attach the jacks to that.
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Last edited by Faster; 01-26-2013 at 06:14 PM.