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Re: Jib sheet knots

Figure 8 is a very big knot and the tail will come out in the direction of the sheet. That could cause it to hang up on the rigging. If you are using two lines for the sheets, the bowline is going to be the best simple solution.
If you are using 1 line then a larks head will work on a small boat, , but I wouldn't use a larks head by itself on a big boat. The stress and potential to slip are a factor on big boats.
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