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peterchech 01-12-2013 11:26 AM

Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
I posted this on sa too but it's really a cruiser shortcut more than anything I think.

It's called the "bubble knot", in the knot tying book I had on my coffee table. For use with a one-part jib sheet. I was going to cut my sheet in half and put eye splices in the ends so I could use an amsteel soft shackle to hook up the jib, but this took me 5 minutes to tie and does almost exactly the same thing.

The loop goes through the clew, then the knot secures it.

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Gillfowdy 01-12-2013 11:30 AM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Very cool. Soft is good if youre running around on the foredeck and get clocked with the jib sheet clew.

BarryL 01-12-2013 12:28 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Hey,

Why not just use a cow hitch / larks head?

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Barry

JoeDiver 01-12-2013 01:20 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BarryL (Post 974500)
Hey,

Why not just use a cow hitch / larks head?

Barry

That's how mine is tied.

zeehag 01-12-2013 01:50 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
simplest is a cow hitch. is what i use..had to get rid of the metal stuff slamming onmy deck and rig from some kind of weird attachment system--was ridiculous--so i made simple

JoeDiver 01-12-2013 02:32 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zeehag (Post 974525)
....had to get rid of the metal stuff slamming onmy deck and rig from some kind of weird attachment system--

Exactly why I use a nice soft cow hitch.

rhr1956 01-12-2013 02:53 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Do you use two separate lines, each with a cow hitch? Or do you use the cow hitch in the middle of a single line?

zeehag 01-12-2013 03:30 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rhr1956 (Post 974553)
Do you use two separate lines, each with a cow hitch? Or do you use the cow hitch in the middle of a single line?


one line one hitch. easy peasy.fold in middle and use well.

rhr1956 01-12-2013 03:53 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zeehag (Post 974566)
one line one hitch. easy peasy.fold in middle and use well.

That's the way I do mine. Each of my headsails have their own sheet.

Lou452 01-12-2013 05:52 PM

Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets
 
The cow hitch is one of the best. I have run into the sheet is to large for the gromet this is a way that could help if you wish to use that line size. Why such a small gromet in the clew? Do we have a sailmaker ready to post? The larger line does not bite your hands. You could change sheet size under way ? Small sheets help in light air. Kind Regards, Lou


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