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Old 06-16-2012
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Re: Jib sheet knots

Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
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?
Easy peasy! Like most others I use to separate lines to my jib and bend them on with the queen of knots, the bowline. I keep mine on for the entire sailing season and undo them with a fid in a minute or two. The figure of 8 knot at the other end is even easier to undo - much easier than the overhand knot.

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
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