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Old 06-06-2009, 13:20   #46
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Sister hooks/brummel hooks

One of the first keelers I was on used a short tether with a pair of brummel hooks eyespliced at each end cow hitched to the clew cringle. The sheets, of course, had matching sister hooks, allowing very quick and easy attachment during sail changes.

Compared to a snapshackle there was very little metal involved, but the hooks were nowhere near as strong either. I never experienced it firsthand, but I heard tales of these hooks exploding under extreme conditions.
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Will the Quick Release Sheet Toggle work for you?
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Interesting concept. Since its a roller furling system, there's no need for quick release, at least not on a frequent basis. But I'll look into it for 'other' applications.
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Gord, where did you find that image? I'm not sure I understand what they're doing there.

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Oh, hmmm... now I've done a bit more research I think I understand it. Does anyone know how well this arrangement stands up to flogging?
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Buntline Hitch

I have used the buntline hitch for 20 years on my jib sheets. It is very low profile (smaller than a bowline) and you can cam it apart no matter how tight it gets (like a bowline). The Buntline Hitch
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A running bowline with a single line for both sheets is my favorite. The sheet(s) can easily be released by untying the single bowline.
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I spend too much time varnishing my cabin sides to have stuff like shackles flapping around so it's bowlines for me. Removed, coiled down, and stowed below when not in use.
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since this is a cruising forum - I don't think the sheets get changed or re-run like on race boats. We use a shackle like this to attrach the sheets
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Actually, I use hank-on sails on my cruising boat, and an average day will have me shifting between the 130 and the 110. The 100 sets to the inside track upwind, so everything has to be re-rigged for that switch. I've rarely used the assym, though I see that changing a bit as I get more focused on sailing only.

Do you have a picture of this rig attached to your sail? And, again, any experiences with failures when flogging? They look very cool.
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Amgine: I've used these for 17 years with hank on sails and had zero issues. Actually, I used just one for the whole 17 years. It was the "Dutch" type like I've linked earlier in this thread.

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Thanks Nick, I followed that link and am very intrigued. I think I will work up my old sheets to try out one or another of the methods, and if they work well I'll try it with my new sheets.
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What I saw on the cutter Gloria

The cutter, Gloria, was in San Diego a few years ago, having work done at one of the local yards. I noticed how her jib sheets were attached and I though it interesting. First, though, is the fact that Gloria must be about 150' long and has some of the most impressive sailing hardware I've ever seen. In fact, many of the photographs posted at rondal.com where taken aboard Gloria. Back to jib sheets: The end of each jib sheet has an eye splice with a nylon thimble. Then a light-weight cord (like parachute cord) was passed through each eye and through the clew - many times. No large knot (a bowline would have been the size of a basketball with the size line Gloria uses for a jib sheet). Easy to remove quickly (hell, just cut the parachute cord). Very neat looking (Gloria is very concerned about appearances). The big drawback that I could see was that you could not 'end for end' the jib sheet with this method. Regardless, next time I'm putting new jib sheets on my boat, I'm going to give this a try.

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Re: Attaching Jib Sheets

I guess I will revive an old post...

Just bought a 28ft Spirit. I am learning her daily, as it is my 1st.

In the purchase, it was obviousd that the owner wasn't that knowledgable either. Good thing, it did pass USCG inspections and Marina expectations to be considered sea worthy, so I don't have to worry about sinking, unless i hit something!!

working on her, I got to the jib, which is a hanked on...no issue there. My issue, what is the proper knot through the clew? Obviously it is two seperate sheets, so I guess both sheets are knotted at clew. Please help!

I see this was a good discussion for a while, and a picture would help!

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My issue, what is the proper knot through the clew?
Bowline.
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Re: Attaching Jib Sheets

2 Bowlines to the clew. One to port and one to Starboard.

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