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Single line jib sheet, what kind of splice is this?

Hello all

The jib sheets on my boat are original and need replacement soon. Currently the jib sheets are one line spliced into a snap shackle. Can anyone tell me what splice I need to learn how to do when I replace the jib sheets? As well if possible a source, internet or print, that can describe how to do this?
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We've got some rigging/splicing pros around here -- hopefully one will chime in with an answer.

Would you consider losing the shackle, and just going with a simple lark's head? Personally, I wouldn't like the idea of a shackle at the clew -- but I don't know what size/type boat this is either.
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I would just go with a racking seizing. No need for fancy splices, and you can remove it later if you want to use the line for something else.
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I think that might be a locked brummel splice. This is a link to a PDF on how to do one.
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Thanks for the replies.

I would consider going without the shackle but I do find it handy when changes sails, storm to 100% jib etc. The boat does not have furling, hank on only and is a contessa 26.
Tager can you expand a bit on what is meant by racking seizing?

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locked brummel splice

I'll investigate, thanks SD

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Here's a couple pics of racking seizing knots...



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I linked to a PDF on the Locked Brummel Splice above...

BTW, I'm not a big fan of using shackles on the clew of a headsail, as it can be a very dangerous thing if the headsail is flogging around... I'd rather get hit with two bowlines or a lark's head knot than a metal shackle.

If you want a way to quickly change a headsail but not use a shackle, you can always do a racked splice and add a short spliced racked pigtail to lock the line in the clew.

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I would consider going without the shackle but I do find it handy when changes sails, storm to 100% jib etc. The boat does not have furling, hank on only and is a contessa 26.
Tager can you expand a bit on what is meant by racking seizing?

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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.

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SD's correct. Anyone that's been on the wrong end of a flapping jib clew secured with a shackle in a blow will agree. And the ability to make sale changes without having to unreave sheets from leads is one good reason why using single line sheets leaves a lot to be desired as well.

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Agree with this on both counts...
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