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Old 04-25-2007
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Knot usage for sheets and halyards

I wanted to see if there are differences of opinion (I know this is almost an inflammatory point of view) or suggestions on knot usage for my sheets and some of the halyards, particularly the main, genoa and boom vang. At present I use the classic bowline and use electrical tape to hold the ends tight, particularly for the genoa where I sometimes get a knot hooked onto a shroud when tacking.

Are there other (perhaps more compact) knots in common use for sheets? I like an anchor knot but am worried that it might become too tight after use, and I like to rotate my sheets end-to-end frequently otherwise I would whip them together (splicing multibraid is too much work for this purpose).
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