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Re: Who uses a Larkshead on their jib sheets?

Originally Posted by Dave_E View Post
Hi All,

I haven't yet really dug into the running rigging on the boat yet. But I have snagged those monster bowlin knots of the genoa sheets on the shrouds one too many times now and was looking for an alternative method of tieing the sheets to the jib. I saw a video from Capt John showing the Larkshead used on the jib. Anyone have any input and or experience with this?

After a year the Larkshead is well and truly jammed, and the only way to get it off is to cut it.

Good practice is to make the two bowlines of different length, so that the knotty parts are staggered. Did you do this and they still caught on the shrouds?

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