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The ends of genny sheets

How do you guys finish the end of genny/jib sheets? I want to order some new sheets but it occurred to me that I don;t know how to have them finished...
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Whip It, Whip It Good.

Whip both Ends.

To improve the life of your Genny and Main sheets, switch which end is the knot to the sail and which is the free end. So this year, tie one end of the sheet to the sail and the other end is for the winch. Next year, the free end becomes the knot and the knot the free end.

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Whip both Ends.

To improve the life of your Genny and Main sheets, switch which end is the knot to the sail and which is the free end. So this year, tie one end of the sheet to the sail and the other end is for the winch. Next year, the free end becomes the knot and the knot the free end.

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Great tip thanks! I always tie a stopper knot in the end of the sheet though, just in case.
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Thanks for the video!
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I agree with whipping but differ in my sheet arrangement. I use a single sheet with a larkshead in the middle for attaching to the Genny.
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Did you 2 plan that sequence together?

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Whip both Ends.

To improve the life of your Genny and Main sheets, switch which end is the knot to the sail and which is the free end. So this year, tie one end of the sheet to the sail and the other end is for the winch. Next year, the free end becomes the knot and the knot the free end.

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I whip the ends, along with a small middle whip so I can tell easy where to tie the larkshead as Charlie does.

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I was thinking about the larkshead arrangement actually. It seems it has the advantage of the bowlins net being able to hang up on shrouds and the baby stay. Any down side to that?
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This video is a good illustration of what should more accurately be called a temporary whipping. This whipping is fine for most modern lines that can be melted. And what they are calling method two is the one I usually use. However, a proper needle whipping should be performed on line that can't be melted like kevlar or many of the other high tech lines. Or in the rare event that you get your hands on some hemp or sisal. The advantage of a needle whipping is that even if some of the round turns chafe through, the whipping stays in place because of the frapping turns. Usually giving you enough warning and opportunity to attend to a new whipping before it lets the end fray.

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