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post #54 of Old 03-19-2008
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Originally Posted by Valiente View Post
That's exactly what I'm considering for my furling jib.
The lark's head is also prone to slipping. It is okay on a small boat but not on anything that will load up the sheets.

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217
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