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?
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.