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post #53 of Old 05-15-2007
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If you are going to put a Lark's Head knot in your sheets, why wouldn't you just splice eyes around the clew? A Lark's Head can be very difficult to untie and it seems that you would rather have bowlines if you are frequently changing sails than a single sheet with a Lark's Head in the middle. In addition an eye will retain 90+% of the breaking strength; while any knot will reduce the strength by at least 40%.
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