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post #38 of Old 01-15-2013
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Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets

Originally Posted by BarryL View Post

Can we all agree that:
1. If you race, or have many different headsails, that two separate sheets are best, and may be tied on with bowlines, or whatever method you like.

2. that if you cruise, and use 1 headsail like 99% of the time, that a single sheet, attached with a cows hitch is pretty easy to so and very effective

3. That there are many different ways of attaching sheets to sails, and the you are able to choose the method that satisfies you and and that said method will not satisfy anyone else.

I don't agree with (1). Two bowlines on the clew are a great way to get your jib stuck on shrouds, lifelines, whatever, when tacking. I much prefer a single sheet with a soft (Dutch) shackle.
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