lazy jack


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lazy jack

[′lā·zē ′jak]
(engineering)
A device that accommodates changes in length of a pipeline or similar structure through the motion of two linked bell cranks.
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Dani also opened up about feeling defeated by their many rows about housework after lazy Jack let her clean up after him and left all the cooking to her.
Words and phrases such as 'brightwork', 'lazy jack' and the sailor's favourite 'splice the mainbrace' are all defined and explained in the "Naval Terms" edition (which is pictured)--thankfully, as the tongue of the sailor is a language in its own right.
Over the years she has teased lazy Jack about his lack of prowess in the bedroom, owing to his taste for booze.
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As standard the mainsail drops with lazy jacks into a boom bag and the full mast-height Genoa furls with ease on a stylish below deck headsail furler.
With a self-tacking jib, mainsail in lazy jacks and electric power for push-button operation of the two aft winches, the 45 Classic is a breeze to sail short-handed or with a group of non-sailing friends.
Paul had also specified batten cars for the mainsail luff; Rod freed the halyard and zip, the main was snug in the lazy jacks, vital for safety when cruising short-handed.
The main lives in a boom bag and lazy jacks; the battens are fitted with cars so the mainsail goes up easily.
Electric winches take the effort out of sail handling and lazy jacks make dropping the main a straightforward task.