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Old 01-02-2014, 11:27   #1
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Right bite for my jib

I replaced the line (well bought one as it didn't exist) for my jib. Its a single line, and was wondering what knot or bite everyone uses on the clew to attach to my jib. Nothing permanent as my jib stores down below.

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Old 01-02-2014, 11:39   #2
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Re: Right bite for my jib

I like just making a loop at the center of the sheet, passing the (loop) thru the cringle and the end of the sheet thru the loop. It stays as one line and doesnt catch on things so bad when tacking. Just store the lines below with the jib.
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Re: Right bite for my jib

Hi, firstly you are right it is a bight that you are making a hitch out of. A knot is a thing that tangles lines.

We use a clove hitch in the centre of a long sheet, its lighter, does not snag, and when it flogs and hits you on the head, its not so sore. Very similar to Cheechako's solution.
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Re: Right bite for my jib

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I like just making a loop at the center of the sheet, passing the (loop) thru the cringle and the end of the sheet thru the loop. It stays as one line and doesnt catch on things so bad when tacking. Just store the lines below with the jib.
Same, easy to get loose and really doesn't take up too much time when switching to a different sail.
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Re: Right bite for my jib

Any pics on this to give me a better idea??
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Re: Right bite for my jib

I've been using a bowline on jib sheets since 1966 and never had a problem.
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Re: Right bite for my jib

Many choices

Jib sheet, one line or 2 separate? pros/cons - SailboatOwners.com
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