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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?

Have dyneema shackles on stormjib. There are lots of them. Donít want to be milking them open/closed. They are left closed when the sail is in the bag so they donít get lost. Could sew a light loop of thread as a keeper but havenít done that yet. Will think on it.

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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?

Yours doesn't have the pull string? Just add one - it is only a piece of string run through the dyneema. Pull and it opens.

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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?

You could probably also go with https://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php for soft shackles. I made a couple and it seemed pretty easy. I haven't yet had a chance to use them in anger, though.
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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?

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You could probably also go with https://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php for soft shackles. I made a couple and it seemed pretty easy. I haven't yet had a chance to use them in anger, though.
I appreciate the thinking but dont see how this method solves any problems, compared to others.
Its just different..and ive really not seen problems to solve.
These things are way overbuilt..very nice.
I use 1/4" with cover and it feels close to my 7/16 sheets..easy to handle.
Its slippery enough that i havent seen a need for pull strings.
Now real racers...may want to strip 12 strand down to 11, 10, 9 etc strand...
Thats my take...
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Re: Best knot for headsail halyard?

I got lazy once and ordered a soft shackle on amazon. Figured it would arrive before I got around to making one.

Turns out it was made from 3/4Ē dyneema. Holy smokes. It was way too big for what I needed. Pretty sure it would suffice to contain a black hole.


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I got lazy once and ordered a soft shackle on amazon. Figured it would arrive before I got around to making one.

Turns out it was made from 3/4Ē dyneema. Holy smokes. It was way too big for what I needed. Pretty sure it would suffice to contain a black hole.
I have a friend who was interested in how we use a soft shackle to connect or bridle to the anchor chain. I just told him to get a soft shackle. When I next saw him, he was complaining that he couldn't figure out how to connect it to his chain. He reached into his anchor locker and took it his new 3/4" shackle!

Good god is that huge! I guess I should have been specific that we use a 3/16" one...

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