The knot described above for a single sheet is called a Larks head The Girth, Strap, Cow, Lanyard Hitch, or Lark's Head
I have a sheet attached with a larkshead for all of my head sails so I only have to feed them through the fairleads when the sail is changed. Works well on my 25 footer.
I was cautioned about using snap shackles at the clew due to injury if you happen to be forward on deck and have a flapping clew flying around with a half pound of metal on it.
Rehoboth Bay/Indian River, DE
S/Y KJ, Helms 25
Last edited by Wayne25; 02-02-2009 at 01:20 PM.