Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Francisco
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Many racers employ a short length of shock-cord attached to the centre of the two hooks, with a loop that can be slipped around the hook opposite the one the fore-sail in tacked to. In this way the tack can be retained and will not slip off - important if you are flying a chute and will be dropping and raising the jib several times so the tack doesn't slip off as you suggest.
Sailing a '74 Challenger 40' Ketch rig out of San Francisco