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post #29 of Old 06-17-2012
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Re: Jib sheet knots

One other note, the figure eight works well with stress put on only one end. If you put stress on both ends (or alternate stress from end to end) it will tighten up until the loop is pinching the clew very tightly, that may be a problem.
Also, you can tie the figure eight on the bite which would make it easier to tie for a single line for the sheet, but you would have to attach the loop to the clew with a larks head. I'm worried about how tight that would become after stressing it on each end. You might end up with a knot that will be impossible to untie after a bit of hard use.

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