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Originally Posted by Zanshin
Almost all of my running rigging is currently connected to rings or attachments by bowline knots. I am wondering if there are other knots in common use for this purpose - particularly for the Genoa and main sheets as well as for the boom vang.
When I bought my sloop last summer, the previous owner had rigged a single line for both headsail sheets. He just made a loop in the middle by doubling the line over, pushed the loop through the clew cringle, inserted the two free ends through the loop, and pulled them tight. (I.e., what TrueBlue calls a larks head knot.) I don't know if that's better or worse than attaching separate sheets with bowlines, but I didn't have any trouble with it last season.
Last edited by wumhenry; 04-25-2007 at 06:31 PM.