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Re: What Cheeses Me Off!

Here's my solution for slapping halyards. Bring the snap shackle to a point on deck and the bitter end through it. Take the bitter end back up and clove hitch it to both, then split the two lines with the bitter end below and above the clove hitch. Never had it loosen even slightly in hurricane force winds.
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