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post #10 of Old 03-25-2010
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I asked a similar question here a couple of years ago (my, how time flies), since putting two bowline knots for my two sheets made for a bulky package that would often tangle at the mast when tacking; I can't remember which knot I used but it ended up being like a fisherman's anchor bend and, even with tools, was almost impossible to remove. Thus the constrictor knot, while solid, probably isn't the best to use here.
I have found that 2-strand crown knots are easy to tie, even in heavy double braided lines and work very well if the knot is bigger than the grommet in the headsail. The crown knot is what is used in today's soft shackles. This knot could be tied at the middle of the sheet and threaded through the grommet for a secure and simple arrangement.


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