Kemp Stackpack Installation

My son and I had a good day at the boat yesterday. We bent on the slightly shortened genoa onto its track and attached just about everything in sight with McLube dry lube (including the cable of the sail that slides up the track). When done, the headsail looked great– we could put on a couple more inches of tension, and that’s just what it needed.

Slightly shortened genoa flying at dock.

Kiwi Rigging of Gosport had also visited SR last week to service the winches, do a rigging check and minor repairs, and mount the mast blocks and lines of our new Kemp stackpack. Yesterday we bent on the cleaned and repaired mainsail and rigged up the stack pack for the first time.

Kemp stackpack almost installed

Complete stackpack installed.

All looked fine by the time we were done. We haven’t sailed with a stack pack or lazy jacks before, so I’m looking forward to going out. The gate on the sail track got a bit tweaked during the process, but I think we have a work around until I can modify the gate plate (to keep the slugs from sticking going up and down).

Still waiting for the Racor adapter to change over our CAV secondary diesel filter to a spin on Racor. Next weekend we have a few more things to service, and then we plan to head out for a week of cruising.

More images of the stackpack installation:

http://sailingvoyage.com/photos/index.php/Sailboat-Maintenance/Stackpack-Install-2012