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imagine that shackle flogging around some time. I wonder what it would hit? You? Fiberglass? A port or hatch?
upside the head! I have been hit by bowline when forward getting a jib down in a squall - nasty enough without it being a hunk of metal.
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imagine that shackle flogging around some time. I wonder what it would hit? You? Fiberglass? A port or hatch?
Again, we all think about the boats we have and not the boats of others.

On a Hobie cat, for example, the jib is cut too high to hit anything, and there is no forward deck. On my PDQ, the tack of the jib is too high to hit anything other than the mast. If I roll in just a little, not even that. Low genoas have their downside... that and every port-tack boat that has tried to run me down has had one .

That said, I use a cow hitch on my genoa.
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Good point about all boats being different. However, using two separate lines, tied to the clue with bowlines is the only way I'd go. Maybe it is just 45+ years of habit. I don't leave my jib sheets tied to the sail. They get removed and stowed. It is quicker and easier to tie a bowline than use most shackles. It also gives more flexibility than using a single line and cow hitch.

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Good point about all boats being different. However, using two separate lines, tied to the clue [clew] with bowlines is the only way I'd go. Maybe it is just 45+ years of habit. I don't leave my jib sheets tied to the sail. They get removed and stowed. It is quicker and easier to tie a bowline than use most shackles. It also gives more flexibility than using a single line and cow hitch.

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In my case I have two headsails, a working jib and a genoa, and the sheets for each go to different tracks and cleats, so I wouldn't gain anything by switching to a method that was easier to remove from the sail.
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