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40788Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Jib Sheets

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  • Charles Sidwa
    Dec 6, 2012
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      If both the port and starboard jib sheets get loaded won't the whipping just get torn out?  If that is not an issue I really like it.
       
      Charlie
       
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:40 PM
      Subject: [SabreSailboat] Re: Jib Sheets

       

      Aloha,
      At this site:http://sailing.about.com/od/equipmentgear/ss/softshacklehowto.htmyou can learn how to put a soft schackle on your jib sheets. It works great.

      Duke

      --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "Chas" <chodgmanjr@...> wrote:
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      > I use the single line and cowhitch method, and far from sllipping, it takes several minutes with a marlinspike each fall to undo the lin! Charlie 1979 S34MkI #62 Pajama Girl.
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      > --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, David Laino <djlaino@> wrote:
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      > > All good advice, Dave and Sid.  Like all things, it is a trade-off.  The splice seems best to solve "KITS" but presents the most time-consuming means of attaching and detaching the sheets.  I like Dave's suggestion of seizing the line.  It seems a fair trade-off between reduced "KITS" and additional work in attaching and detaching sheets.  I'll consider it next time jibsheets need replacing.
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      > > From: Sid <xawdisney@>
      > > To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:04 AM
      > > Subject: [SabreSailboat] Re: Jib Sheets
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      > > The best way to minimize "KITS" is to use 2 lines, and splice them instead of tying them, so there is no knot to catch in the shrouds. I have never done that, but have just used the single line cow hitch method Dave described, and lived with the clew getting snagged during the tacks. The small nub of line that sticks out from the cow hitch is not as bad as the the tails of a bowline, but it still catches.
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      > > Several years I tried running the sheets through the clew and securing them with an overhand knot to avoid the snagging, but that failed miserably as the knot shifted uncontrollably.
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      > > On occasion while racing, if I have sufficient crew, I will have someone stand in front of the mast during tacks to fend off the clew during the tacks so it doesn't get snagged. Otherwise, we just try to time the release during a tack so that the clew flies smartly across the boat during the tacks. But that is not always successful, and there is much flailing about.
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      > > Sid Wax
      > > Passing Fancy
      > > S28-II #319
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