Originally Posted by Barquito
Here is a dumb question: How difficult is it to undo a bowline from the jib after it has been loaded for hours? Does it ever get tight enough to require a fid?
The only time I've needed a fid or tool to loosen a bowline was one that had been part of a mainsheet tackle for YEARS.. I've never had an issue untying a bowline on jib sheets, even after a month or more of sailing daily.