Broken Lazy Jack off spreader!

Currently anchored in Las Hadas which is by Manzanillo ,  Mexico end of April 2015

Port Lazy Jack.

Lazy Jacks connected to our spreaders?

 This is something we had been concerned about back in San Diego when we had the new Lazy Jacks installed. We were in dire straits to get a rigger to do some work on our boat as it was nearing time to leave on the Baja Ha Ha. We got “Rocco the Rigger” to put up the lazy jacks and some other stuff. We told him we wanted them attached to the mast. He complained as he wanted to put them on the spreaders. He said he would attach them to the mast. A day or so later we came back to the boat from work and sure enough, he attached them to the spreaders. It was not a fight worth fighting at the time as we were close to leaving and had a ton of stuff to do.

When we arrived in Santiago we tied up the sail with sail ties and then held up the port side of the Stack Pack with the main halyard and a line run through the loops on the canvas. This keeps the main sail out of the sun!

 Debbie used the ties for reefing that go through the sail to tie part of the sail up by hand to keep it from dropping off the boom. . We were in-fact going to take them off the sail as with the Stack Pack they are not necessary. Now we are glad we did not remove them.



We have emailed Tony:
Morrelli Performance Sails
tony@morsail.com - www.morsail.com
MX Cell 322 182 5993

From USA Phone 602 449 0579

His response:
"Yea, never been a big fan of Lazy Jacks on the spreaders, lucky the jacks pulled off not the spreader!"

 We will meet up with Tony before we take the sails off for summer storage this year to re-design our Lazy Jacks system.

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