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Re: Who uses a Larkshead on their jib sheets?

Originally Posted by Stumble View Post
I prefer to minimize knots on the headsail... I use two part soft shackles. Where the diamond knot stays on the sail and the sheets can be easily detached.
This is what I'd do if I was starting over. I made these for my spinnaker pole topping lift and downhaul and like how they work.

For everyone else: has the best documentation on this stuff that I've found. Look at the "better soft shackle", "halyard soft shackle" and also how he splices amsteel to double braid for halyards.

I'm using the amsteel to double braid splice on my jib sheets, but the splice doesn't like all of the twisting that you get from using the winch. This is why I'd just use a strippable line next time.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior
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