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Jib/Genny sheet question

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So I am going to have a jib bag customer made with a drainage screen at the very btoom. I will have the jib haylard raise it above deck when I am gone (stuff when I am there but flake and store in jib bag when I am gone). Just curious on the jib sheets though. Would I want to disconnect those and keep in the cabin or have them just go up and into the jib bag when gone? If it is more common to disconnect them when leaving, can one use lets say a piston shackle to connect to the clew instead of having to tie a new bowline twice each weekend? Not that tying a bowline is hard but just thinnking of ease.
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I replaced my genoa sheets this winter after finding a great deal on NERopes VPC -- low-stretch and won't absorb water. Taught myself core-to-core splicing and spliced a small eye into each sheet -- fastening with a soft shackle made from 1/4" Amsteel. No bowlines to hang up on shrouds, no shackle/projectile waiting to take out my lovely crew and piece o' cake to switch out.
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