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post #5 of Old 04-25-2007
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The problem with using a bowline, especially on a halyard shackle, is that bowlines take up a fair amount of space. A better knot, altough very difficult to untie once tied, is a buntline hitch. You can read about it here.

The only problem with the lark's head knot is that the single line can't be end-for-end flipped like two separate sheets could be.

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