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|04-25-2007 10:35 PM|
|sailingdog||Hey Mods...can you merge this with his other thread of the same title.|
|04-25-2007 10:25 PM|
I just realized that I posted this twice - the first time it took 10 minutes before getting a timeout, so I assumed that something had gone wrong. Sorry about the duplicate threads (moderator - can the reponses be combined for a more continguous and complete coverage?).
I don't see myself using a cowhitch with 2 genoa lines, but I might use 2 anchor bends and just cut out the sections if I can't undo the knots when I wish to turn around the lines (I have 2 extra meters per side to play with) since I hate it when the knots get caught in the shrouds while tacking.
|04-25-2007 07:57 PM|
|camaraderie||Lark's head works fine. When worn..cut it out and go back to a bowline.|
|04-25-2007 06:40 PM|
I also have had good luck with a single line looped through the clew as mentioned above. It never slipped and was much less bulky than bowline or similar knot in two separate sheets.
|04-25-2007 06:36 PM|
The problem with using a bowline, especially on a halyard shackle, is that bowlines take up a fair amount of space. A better knot, altough very difficult to untie once tied, is a buntline hitch. You can read about it here.
The only problem with the lark's head knot is that the single line can't be end-for-end flipped like two separate sheets could be.
|04-25-2007 06:28 PM|
Originally Posted by Zanshin
|04-25-2007 06:24 PM|
I use a bowline for port/starboard Genoa sheets, but find that the resulting bulk gets caught up on my inner forestay. I don't want to remove this stay - since it's useful for the staysail, but need to consider other knots.
Here's the bowline - which everyone should know . . .
My Genoa sheets need replacement and am considering one continuous line with a Lark's Head knot at the center. My concern is whether it will hold fast - anyone have experience using this knot for a headsail application?
|04-25-2007 05:59 PM|
The bowline is used because it is one of the easier knots to untie. A hitch would work but it tightens with tension making it very hard to untie after time.
|04-25-2007 05:48 PM|
Knot usage for sheets and halyards
Almost all of my running rigging is currently connected to rings or attachments by bowline knots. I am wondering if there are other knots in common use for this purpose - particularly for the Genoa and main sheets as well as for the boom vang.