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View Poll Results: Lazy Jacks, Love'em or leave'em?
Have them and love'em 35 54.69%
Have them and wish I didn't 5 7.81%
Don't have them; don't want them 9 14.06%
Don't have them; wish I did 15 23.44%
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Lazy Jacks are a pain, just something more to deal with. I have used them and don t like them. single hand my boat and do just fine without them.
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I got rid of them on my 27' boat. I found them to be more trouble than they were worth. Even single-handed, when dropping the main I things under control in just a few seconds without them. On a bigger boat they might be worth the hassle.
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Love the avitar .. Bundy... yes, on a bigger boat they are WAY worth the hassle, a 36ft sloop has a big mainsail, and it gets heavy and unmanageable to handle and bring down, especially when the wind picks up... there are alternatives I guess (duchman, stack-pack)..and I'm sure they have there followers. ....anyway the lazy jacks make it work for me. I'd go for in-boom furling but $$$$$ ...the lazy jacks are fine....
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Hate em when raising the main, love em when lowering the main
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I made mine and they work great, I single hand alot and find anything I can do to help and add proficiency is good.
Same as I have down hauls on jib halyards as well from cockpit.
with split forestay for double sail hanked on and ready usually a gen #1 on one side and storm jib or working on other side.
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Hate em when raising the main, love em when lowering the main
Stow the lazy jacks after the main is down.
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Lazy Jacks: Lov'em or Leave'em?

Wish I had them...
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Re: Lazy Jacks: Lov'em or Leave'em?

Never had them before but this time I will.
I have started getting all the bits together . Yep a do it yourself job.

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Re: Lazy Jacks: Lov'em or Leave'em?

Had lazy jacks on all prior boats. On new one went with Dutchman system. Can't safely single without some way to control main on boat this size. Was brought up to never put a hole in a sail but surprisingly Dutchman done right doesn't wear the sail. Having sail flake as it comes down makes reefing easier as well. With hard bimini and hard dodger wanted to keep sail above boom. Going off shore didn't like losing ability to use vang as occurs with in boom furling systems. Being concerned about having the right angle between boom and mast as well as point of sail bugged me. Also believe it's more important to be able to get sail down then up so don't like in mast furling having had one get stuck on a passage back from Bermuda. Think having Dutchman or lazy jacks a safety feature and worth the expense and hassle. With Dutchman can use as extra halyard in worse case scenario way I have it rigged. Can bring all string forward to use trysail should need arise.
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Re: Lazy Jacks: Lov'em or Leave'em?

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I have then and love them. Although our 50 have a "tradewids mast" that is shorter than the taller version, I find the main to be rather large. Having lazy jacks makes it easy to lower the large main. (And with just one zipper I have the main covered and away from the sun.) Being easier also means I'm more likely to take her out for a short sail. Finally, whether I single hand (not yet, boat is still pretty new-to-me) or not, one person can secure the main, quite easily.

The only downside is you really have to be pointing into the wind when raising the main, or else our battens catch on the lazy jacks. This is not really a problem when there's another crew member on board to turn her up at the right moment, when starting from a mooring, or when using the autopilot and engine to hold her into the wind. (I'll have to experiment with doing this single handed.)

Bottom line, love our lazy jacks.

A few years later now and I still love our lazy jacks. Much of my sailing is solo and it makes it very eazy to go for a sail. If I'm not sailing off the hook, I can bring the lines forward.

The stack pack is wonderful. Zip and I'm done. The sail is protected from the sun.

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Brad

P.S. The electric windlass with chain rode also adds a great deal. I can anchor right from the cockpit. And I can raise anchor right from the cockpit. With a nylon rode, I'd have to be forward coiling it, which would be a pain. I've anchored, powered back and found that the CQR didn't set, raised the anchor, motored forward, dropped anchor again and set it -- all within a few minutes and all from the cockpit.
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