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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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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.
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Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets

Hey,

Why not just use a cow hitch / larks head?

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Why not just use a cow hitch / larks head?

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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
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Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets

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....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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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