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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 use a soft shackle - a loop in the middle of the jib sheet with a toggle.

I have never had it come loose. One in a while the seizing at the throat of the loop may need restitching.

It requires no knot tying expertise on the part of the crew, it's soft and secure.
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