Jiffy Jax - The Fast and Easy Sail-Flaking System

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Testimonials


"We were looking for something that let us handle the main sail with as little effort as possible. We saw Jiffy Jax at the Pacific Sail Expo and thought it may do the job. It took approximately 3 hours to install, and the instructions are very straightforward and detailed.

The real test came when we went to drop the sail off Angel Island with 2 sailors and 4 non sailors as company. I let go the main halyard and the main flaked perfectly into the Jiffy Jax. We tied it off and stowed the Jiffy Jax back into the storage position. It has worked just as well the last 3 times we have taken the boat out. We used to dread dropping the main and flaking the sail, since we often take non sailors with us as crew, and one of the hardest things for a novice to get right is flaking a sail. This has made our days on the bay much more enjoyable. Thanks Dave."

Terry Meyer
Islander 36'
(3 lines/side system)
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For the longest time I debated installing Lazy Jacks on my Frers 41 since I didn't like what they looked like and felt they would get in the way while raising my main with its battens. After struggling for a season with my large main I started some research and came across Jiffy Jax, after speaking with Dave I realized that this would be a custom kit assembled specially for my boat. I ordered them on a Tuesday and had them by that same Friday services was fantastic. I ordered the retracting model with control lines to my cockpit. Now handling my carbon fiber main has become a breeze, installation instructions were very well done and everything is working fantastically well. Strongly recommend Dave's Jiffy Jax.

Marcel Beraud
Merlin Frers 41'
(5 lines/side system)
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"Dave you hit another home run with us. This is our second Jiffy Jax. Our first one was for our Pearson 28'. This made it such a pleasant experience for my wife and I to go sailing. It couldn't have been any easier for us to drop the Main Sail. Since my wife started to enjoy sailing much more we purchased a Sabre 34' and one of the first thing my wife said we needed was to get the Jiffy Jax. Installation couldn't be any easier and your prompt delivery and service is 5 star. Dave you could dub the Jiffy Jax the "marriage saver"."

Mike Fortier
Sabre 34'
(4 lines/side system)
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"The Jiffy Jax system is installed and works great. The five lines are the right number for the Cape Dory's boom. The spacing in the instructions worked out perfectly. You have a great product, good service and really helpful instructions and tips for doing the installation. I would highly recommend it for anyone who has ever struggled to get a mainsail flaked nicely and easily."

Dale Cahoon
Cape Dory 36' Cutter
(5 lines/side system)
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"Dave, for us, flaking the main was always the most dreaded part of sailing, until we installed and used our JIFFY JAX. It is a high quality product with many user friendly options. It installs as advertised, and WORKS as advertised.Thanks for such a great product."

Bill Rosasco
Catalina 30'
(3 lines/side system)
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"The installation of my Jiffy Jax system on our Islander 36 has been successfully completed without a single problem. I really want to thank you for the outstanding set of instructions that you prepared to assist me in the installation. They were detailed, easily understood, properly sequenced, and reassuring. The amount of time required was minimal and not belabored. Truly, if I can successfully install the Jiffy Jax, no one should consider the job beyond their talent level. Your instructions made the job simplistic. Thanks!

Additionally, the quality of materials used in the Jiffy Jax system was impressive. Everything was first-rate. Your price was very reasonable, a bargain. Throwing in a few extra rivets, screws, and hog rings is a good idea; however, I didn't drop or lose an item.

Now for the "great" news. Once I completed the installation, I tested the system three (3) times. In all three instances the main dropped into its "cradle" as if it was "meant to be"; that is, flaking efficiently in a manner better than I have been able to accomplish by hand - with assistance. What an improvement. The most difficult aspect of sailing an Islander 36 single-handed has been relegated to the past tense. Your suggestion of using a four-line system to accommodate my fully battened mainsail was very appropriate.

Stowing the Jiffy Jax inside the sail cover is slick with no halyard slap to worry about. Neat! While my experience might sound "too good to be true" the fact of the matter is that it WAS. Congratulations for designing an outstanding product and providing the means to install it like a professional rigger."

William Ray
Islander Ass'n
Islander 36'
(4 lines/side system)
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"The splices are beautiful, the hardware complete, and the instructions are thorough and clearly written. I've been using the system all season long, and don't know how I got along without it. Nice craftsmanship and a great value."

Joe Pitoniak
Pearson 31' Mark II
(4 lines/side system)
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"I have been meaning to give you some feedback for many weeks now about the installation and performance of your Jiffy Jax system. I really like your product. It took me about 6 hours to install and two trips up the mast (one for each spreader). My only suggestion for your instructions is to caution the installer about how the lines may interfere with other ropes (halyards), as well as fittings and standing rigging. I am also pleased with how the system does its job and am very glad I chose the four rope model; three would have been too skimpy. Congratulations on a great product."

Mark Nolfi
Hans Christian 33'
(4 lines/side system)
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"I want to express my gratitude to you for providing the Jiffy Jax Main Sail Management System. From your web site, to speaking with you on the phone, to receiving the kit, to installing the system, to using the system. I couldn't be happier! As I mentioned, I solo our Ericson 35' MRK III on a regular basis. Even during the winter! And now I can solo with a lot more confidence and safety. The way your system retracts and deploys works great. My existing main sail cover was not affected at all and now I can take the time to flake the main correctly without concern. I would recommend Jiffy Jax to any sailor. Keep up the good work Dave!"

Kim Schoedel
Ericson 35'MRK III
(3 lines/side system)
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"The Jiffy Jax system works great! It came nicely packaged with each component clearly labeled. The instructions were clearly written and it was easy to install. It does not interfere with the flow of air across the sail because it is stowed when sailing. Also it allowed me to keep my sail cover without making any alterations to it. Best of all it makes handling the main so much easier."

Duane Rawson
Catalina 38'
(3 lines/side system)
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"One of the best pieces of equipment you can buy for your boat. It replaces 2 deck hands when dousing your sails! It's a snap to install and easy to deploy and stow. For the price, you can't do better. I highly recommend Jiffy Jax to any sailor."

Joel Stern
Vagabond 47'
(4 lines/side system)
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"Our main sail is fairly large (~460 sq. ft) and can be difficult for just my wife and me to flake in a breeze. Not wanting our sailing curtailed by our inability to stow the sail, we installed the Jiffy Jax system on our Swan 46. I can report that the system has worked flawlessly and does not present an aesthetic eyesore with a hacked up sail cover necessitated by traditional lazy jack systems."

Roger Hills
Swan 46'
(5 lines/side system)
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"Dave, your Jiffy Jax are great. I was very pleased with your helpfulness and information when I was considering your product, and your willingness to answer all my questions. When I finally decided to buy Jiffy Jax, you custom made my system and sent it promptly. And I've got to tell you, the installation of the system and your instructions were absolutely clear.

But, the real test is in the operation of the Jiffy Jax: the system gets an A+. You don't even notice it when it's not in use, but when it's time to douse the mainsail, it deploys easily and securely. Most important, it handles my newish, stiff main beautifully. I'm able to lower the main and flake it neatly into the Jiffy Jax by myself - and the main is 300 sq. ft of sail. Once the sail ties are on, the work of the Jiffy Jax is done, and it retracts once again - neatly and out of the way. It's just great, and just what I needed. Outstanding, Dave. Thank you."

Ed Lange
Scanmar 33'
(4 lines/side system)


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