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Lazy Jacks
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:12:50 PM »

Roger Parish
Username: Roger_parish

Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 08:00 pm:      
The lazy jacks on Partan are two 4mm lines attached to the top eyes of the shrouds. They extend for about half the depth of the sail on each side and terminate in a ring. I then connect two bungy ropes that pass under the boom and connect to the ring on the other side of the sail. When needed the bungy ropes are stretched along the boom and positioned by the two cleats on the boom and this creates a cradle for the sail. Some adjustment will be need to get the tension right as they need to be loose when sailing. When lowering the mast I stretch the bungys under the cleat at the back and bottom of the mast. This keeps things tidy but also ensures that the shroud eyes are always pointing down when raising the mast and not twisted.
I have now moved the topping lift along the mast to the position of the first reef eyes hoping that this will contain the gaff arm and the leech of the sail better. We shall see!