Lazyjacks (11/2017)

I added lazyjacks to make the process of dropping the main a little less painful.

They are retractable so I only put them in place just before dropping the main. The rest of the time they run along the boom to the reef horns so they are out of the way.

After using them a while now, I realized it would be better to have the aft-most attachment point a bit farther back than it is. Still, given the main has full battens it does the job quite well so I'm happy with the install. Flaking the main remains the most annoying part of sailing but at least now I can drop the main quickly and avoid the mess and lack of visibility while docking.

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