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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?
Why spend the money on a shackle when you don't need one?? Maybe stock in Harken/Schaeffer. A loose halyard or shackle on a flogging sail can do real damage to you and definitely get you attention when they bang you on the head. Got rid of all my shackles except spinnaker sheets many decades ago and have never regretted it. If knots offend your sensibilities, would go with a Dyneema soft shackle through a spliced loop on the halyard/sheet.