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Ive got a new jib sheet... one piece... any suggestions on the best knot to affix it? I was just gonna use a cow hitch, but it seems that that may put undue strain on the bend?

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Cow hitch, a.k.a. lark's head, is pretty standard for this purpose. Inspect the hitch one in a while and shift the rope one foot in either direction if you're not happy with the strain.

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Hey,

This thread comes up every now and then. The general consensus is to use a cow hitch / lark's head / whatever you want to call it.

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Typical. I read "cow hitch" and think "What kind of knot is that?", and then go look at it and think "Oh, it's that old thing."

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Technically I have never tried this but what could be more snag free?
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what could be more snag free?
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