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12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Terry Shoup

My old mainsail cover has seen better days, and I've had it restitched a couple of times. I'm thinking of going with a stackpack type of arrangement. I'd be interested in hearing any experience anyone has had with this type of sail cover.

Frank Scalfano

I converted from conventional lazy jacks to a stackpack, incidentally made by Aaron, and although I have been generally happy with the system, it has some drawbacks. With my old cover I could lead the lazy jacks back to the mast after I had tied up the sail, put on the cover, and then if I wanted to I could put my boat cover on over the boom. I cannot do that with the stackpack as the lazy jacks support the pack. I have yet to think of a way of regaining the ability to put the boat cover over the boom they way it was designed and use the stackpack at the same time.

Aaron Norlund


You should be able to slack the stackpack lifts all the way off and let the pack sit on itself. Bring the legs down low so you can pull the cover over it. It would be ideal for long term, but sitting in a nice anchorage, it should be fine. Maybe use a couple sail gaskets to hold the cover on top of the boom, if it's wanting to flop off the side.


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