Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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I currently use the Water knot based on advice I received from my rock climbing friends. The fenders we tie on with hitches occasionally come loose, but this knot never has (yet!). Alpine Butterfly? Gun Tackle? What are these things and how would I used them on my boat? My webbing is tubular and is either 6,000 or 8,000 pounds breaking strength (Can’t recall which off of top of my head) and were made by one of my local sailmakers.
Did the Sail article mention harmonics? I lost interest at the point where they thought that ease of grabbing trumped the tripping hazard. I can’t recall getting a bad harmonic off of a jackline. Usually, on the boat’s I’ve sailed, when it is that windy, the decks are wet and the jacklines have begun to stretch. We start out at the dock with them banjo string taught, but bythe Golden Gate, they have already stretched due to wetness. The biggest noise problem for me is somebody dragging their tether shackle across the non skid while I’m trying to sleep. Note to newbe’s and tyros – Pick up your tether when you go forward, don’t go clumping around like a Neanderthal!
Yes, that warning sticker cracks me up. MrsB wanted me to remove it years ago, but it is too funny not to keep. Sort of like the molded in warning on the business end of a Claymore – “This side towards enemy”.