2018 Ezzy Lion


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RIGGING GUIDES AND CATALOG
2018 Ezzy Lion

Quick to rig, the Ezzy Lion is one of our favorite sails because it makes going fast no-hassle. Highlights include:

  • Twin Cambers The Lion's twin cambers rotate effortlessly and can fit any mast built within the past 30 years.
  • Narrow Sleeve The narrow sleeve doesn't fill with water which makes uphauling and water-starting a whole lot easier.
  • Highest Tech Materials The Dyneema reinforced X-Ply and the Scrim-X are as light as monofilm, but they are exponentially more durable and have twice the UV longevity.
The Lion is a race sail stripped of everything that makes race sails difficult. The luff sleeve is narrow and easier to waterstart or uphaul than a wide sleeve that fills up with water. Like the previous Lion sails, the 2018 Lion rigs on all RDM and SDM masts. And, like all Ezzy Sails, the 2018 Lion is built to last.

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2018 Ezzy Lion

2018 EZZY LION SAIL SPECS

2018 Lion Luff Luff Boom Boom Ezzy Mast No. of No. of Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Min Max Min Max . Battens Cams Extension Kg
6.0 444 446 183 189 430/25/21 6 2 16 cm 4.10 kg
6.5 453 455 190 197 430/25/21 6 2 24 cm 4.31 kg
7.0 466 468 199 205 460/25/26 6 2 8 cm 4.47 kg
7.5 476 478 206 212 460/25/25 7 2 18 cm 4.92 kg
8.5 502 504 221 229 490/26/29 7 2 14 cm 5.27 kg
9.5 513 515 239 247 490/26/29 7 2 24 cm 5.61 kg


1. Lion Quick Rig


2. Fitting the Cambers


3. Rigging the Lion for Non Ezzy Masts


4. Rigging the Lion for Ezzy Masts


5. Threading the Pulley


6. Tensioning the Battens


7. De-Rigging the Lion

The Ezzy Lion Cam Info

The Lion’s removable and user-friendly cam system fits any mast made within the past 15 years, including RDM masts.

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Instructions For Custom Fitting Ezzy Cams To Your Mast



The Ezzy Cam System will fit any mast. Before rigging for the first time, follow steps 1 through 6 to learn how to find the correct cam and cam pocket for your mast.

**Note to Ezzy Skinny Mast owners: You do not need to measure your mast diameter. We have listed the correct Cam and Cam Pocket combinations in the chart at the bottom of this page.


DEFINITIONS
Cam:

Red plastic camber inducers, which sit inside the luff sleeve, behind your mast. The cams come in three sizes which are marked: "Standard", "Medium" and "Skinny".

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Cam Pocket:

A spacer made of sailcloth. The arms of the cam fit into the cam pocket. There are 9 different sizes of cam pockets, marked "A" to "I". Having the correct length cam pocket allows you to set the right amount of sleeve tension for the sail at the cam. If the mast sleeve at the cam is too loose you would change to a shorter cam pocket. If the mast sleeve is too tight you use a longer cam pocket (see the bottom two diagrams on the back page).

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Note: In addition to the cams and cam pockets that are in your sail, you will find an assortment of cams, cam pockets and a measuring ruler in the velcro pouch of your sail bag.

Step 1.



Lay your sail on the ground and open the velcro slots that are located in the sleeve at each cam. Notice how the arms of the cam and the cam pocket go on either side of the batten stopper (this will be important to know when it comes time to reinsert the cams back into the sail).


Remove BOTH cams AND cam pockets from the sail.

Step 2.


To find where your cams will sit on your mast: check the luff length that is printed on the foot of your sail.


Adjust your base extension to this amount.


Then, line up your mast beside the luff sleeve.


With your extension inserted into the mast, make sure the cleat is even with the bottom of the sail.

Step 3.

Use the included ruler to measure your mast's circumference at both cam locations.

Step 4.

Refer to the charts below and locate your circumference measurement. Read the letter below the number. This letter is the cam pocket you require. The correct cam is listed on the right-hand column on the same row as the cam pocket letter. Example: If the mast circumference at your upper cam position is 14.0, you would look at the chart labeled "UPPER CAM" and find "14" along the top of the chart, then under the 14, the chart indicates you would use pocket "F" and looking all the way to the right we see the cam marked "MEDIUM". If the circumference at the lower cam measures 16.5, you would refer to the chart labeled "LOWER CAM" use pocket "D" and the cam marked "STANDARD".

Step 5.



Once the correct cam pocket is found, insert the cam arms into each side of the cam pocket.

Step 6.



Insert the cam and cam pocket into the sail by holding the guide flaps and sliding the cam arm into the openings on either side of the batten stopper.


Push the cam all the way until it is fully seated in the sail.
Your cams are now set and you are ready to rig your sail. Note: If you ever get a new mast with a different diameter, you will need to follow the above instructions again in order to fit the cams properly.


How to tell if your cam pockets are the correct length:



**For more information email us at [email protected].

Note on Ezzy Masts

How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:

  1. Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
  2. Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
  3. Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
X
= Best Combination
= Good Combination


2018 Lion Mast Chart

The Ezzy Hookipa Mast






Ezzy Sails work great with the Ezzy Mast system, but also work with a variety of other brand masts (RDM and regular diameter). You could contact your mast maker and see if the bend of your non-Ezzy mast is compliant.

Ezzy mast bend curves are tip: 75% to 79% and base: 62% to 65%

Note: this is not carbon content. This is percentage bend relative to the midpoint bend.

For further info on Ezzy Mast sizing, please refer to our Mast Configurator Tool

Our removable, 316 stainless steel tack pulley can be replaced with our 316 stainless D-ring for those who prefer a grommet with a pulley hook.


  • Every Ezzy Lion is rigged and fine tuned in our factory before shipping.
  • At Ezzy we offer unmatched customer service. Email us at [email protected] and you will get a personal response within 12 hours.

Ezzy Lion Testimonials

  • Av Sup

    Hello. Will a flex top mast work with Lion or Cheetach?

    • ezzysails

      what brand and model mast are you speaking of?

      • Av Sup

        unifiber FLEX TOP

        • ezzysails

          Unifiber masts are a little softer than we prefer in the tip, but reports show that people are happy with the performance of their masts in our sails.

          • Pierre

            I Use a NP X9 flex top with Chetah 7.0 7.5 and 8.5, works really great and the mast is really light !. On cheetah 6.5 6.0 and 5.5 i use 430 rdm constant curve : i prefer this feeling anyway.

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