Quick to rig, the Lion3 is one of our favorite sails because it makes going fast no-hassle. After much testing, for 2016, David made the Lion3:
The Lion3 weighs less than the Lion2 because of a new, lightweight scrim, making the sail easier to handle.
Progressive batten spacing (closer towards the top of the sail) produces a smoother twist.
- More controllable in strong winds
The profile above the boom is flatter to give the Lion3 more control when the wind picks up.
The Lion3 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 Lion2, the new Lion3 rigs on all RDM and SDM masts. And, like all Ezzy Sails, the Lion3 is built to last.
A portion of every sail we sell goes to help schools in Sri Lanka.
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2016 LION3 SAIL SPECS
|2016 Lion3||Luff||Luff||Boom||Boom||Ezzy Mast||No. of||No. of||Base||Weight|
|6.0||444||446||183||189||430/25/21||6||2||16 cm||4.082 kg|
|6.5||455||457||190||197||430/25/21||6||2||27 cm||4.238 kg|
|7.5||478||480||206||212||460/25/25||7||2||20 cm||4.862 kg|
|8.5||501||503||223||229||490/26/29||7||2||13 cm||5.230 kg|
|9.5||514||516||240||247||490/26/29||7||2||26 cm||5.546 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 Lion3 Cam Info
The Lion’s removable and user-friendly cam system fits any mast made within the past 15 years, including RDM masts.
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.
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".
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).
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.
Use the included ruler to measure your mast's circumference at both cam locations.
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".
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:
- Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
- Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
- Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
= Best Combination
= Good Combination
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.