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BarryL
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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?

Hey,

If you change headsails frequently I suggest you splice a shackle to the end of the halyard. A splice is stronger than a knot and faster to attach and detach. You can splice the shackle yourself if you watch enough youtube videos and buy a fid or two.

I just did my first splices a few weeks ago. I'm getting better at it. For me, I am going to splice a shackle onto a sheet that I will use for reaching. It will be led through a snatch block on the toe rail so I can open up the leach when reaching.

Barry

Barry Lenoble
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Mt. Sinai, NY

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