Actual experience has shown that a larkshead won't generally slip if it is tied in a genoa sheet that is 100' long. The weight of the sheet is enough to prevent it from slipping.
Originally Posted by Plumper
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.
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