To painlessly install your new JIFFYJAX sail flaking system, you will need the following tools:
• Tape measure
• Center punch
• Drill with 3/16” and 5/32" bits
• Phillips screwdriver
• Scissors (best) or knife
• Masking tape
• Pop rivet gun with 1/8” collet (typical on most guns)
• Hog ring pliers (preferred) or pliers
• Lighter (best) or matches
• File (to dull screw tips)
If you can use all of the tools listed above, you can install the JIFFYJAX system.
All efforts, except mounting of two cheek or spreader blocks, are done at deck level. Don't worry, if you've
never used a manual pop rivet gun before, you're in for a pleasant surprise. They are cheap (approx. $18 at
Home Depot) and a breeze to use. With that said, even though we recommend and supply pop rivets for all
eyestraps and blocks, you can substitute screws if you wish. Total installation time is usually about 3-5 hours.
Your order will of course include a thorough set of installation instructions.
You will need to go up the mast to install the blocks – sorry, this is the only tough part!