Originally Posted by David M
I still don't see the problem with using one continuous sheet and a larks head knot
^ This, I like.
However, this is most practical if you are not changing sails
regularly, or, indeed, changing sail tracks regularly. For most cruisers with a (single) furling
headsail, being able to quickly attach / unattach sheets
from the clew is not a big priority.
We still race
our boat, and have 4 headsails that we use regularly (#1 light, #1 reg, #2, #3). We generally peel (i.e pull up a new headsail before dropping the old one) and even with a change-sheet, you need to be able to swap sheets
quickly. We also have 2 tracks each side for headsail cars - the standard, which is used hard on the breeze and the outside track for cracked-sheets. Add to the mix the practice using the brace for broader reaching and you have 3 potential sheeting lines and 4 potential sails
.... j-locks, in this situation, are good.