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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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SD's correct. Anyone that's been on the wrong end of a flogging jib clew secured with a shackle in a blow will agree. And the ability to make sail changes without having to unreave sheets from leads is one good reason why using single line sheats leaves a lot to be desired as well.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Last edited by svHyLyte; 03-25-2010 at 08:37 PM.
Reason: Correct typo's!!!