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Mainsail Cover

Mainsail Cover Project

by Steve Dolling BlackDragon #804

The Project


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With the new sail came new sail handling. We were without lazyjacks so we decided to add some. Makes handling the main much easier.


I cut open the top of our sail cover and added in a zipper and created a batten pocket with 2" webbing that runs full length. I went with really expensive battens - 1/2 inch pvc tubing from Home Depot - $4 a side! Some grommets on the top to attach the lazy jacks and I stitched the bottom of the cover to the sail.


Seems to work well, though I think I made it a bit tight. Now we just drop it and zip it. No more fights with flogging sail on the cabin top.