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Brian Duff

using a lazy jack kit with blocks, rings and polyester line can be very hard on your sail.
i use a kit made of dyneema single braids that is easy on the sail, easy to set and deploy, low windage, and light weight too. we often run the fall internal so as to avoid slapping lines, although a fairlead on the spreader achieves the same end.

lazy jacks that can be retracted remove one of the major drawbacks - with the lazy jacks stored there is nothing to catch the sail on the way up, and no windage while sailing. just deploy for dousing. oh , also when lazy jacks are retracted a normal sail cover works fine, so no holes are there to let light in....

like bud, I will provide drawings and splicing instructions for do-it-your-selfers...

Brian Duff
yacht rigger
www.southboundcruising.com

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