[Public-List] Lazy Jacks

Michael Connolly via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Sat Aug 30 08:13:19 PDT 2014

Mike and Jim, 

I am interested in Lazy Jacks with three lines on each side of the main which are only deployed when needed, i.e., only when lowering the mainsail. I see them as a pain in the butt when sailing and raising the main.  Could either of you guys explain how yours are rigged and stowed? 


Michael #133 

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   For my lazy Jacks, I go out on the spreader a bit for the upper 
   blocks.  I also lead them down to the deck on the forward side of the 
   mast so I can slack them down and secure them to the boom when the 
   cover is on or raising the sail. 
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Lazy jacks are a big help, even when they're just jury-rigged like mine. 

The one part I've done permanently--mounting blocks to the mast--is 
something I'd do differently. Sometimes the main halyard catches on one 
of the blocks. I'm considering ways to mount blocks at the mounting 
point of the aft lower shrouds. On our low-aspect rigs, I don't think 
you need lazy jacks that go higher than the spreaders. 

  - George 

On 8/29/14 11:04 AM, MARTHA WIDING via Public-List wrote: 
> Hi I was wondering about lazy jacks or the best system to reef and store the m 
ain sail. Thanks for the in put chris 
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