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 Post subject: Tying spinnaker sheets
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:18 pm 
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What is the best way to tie up the loose ends of the spinnaker sheets.

Reef knot comes loose.
Had issues with duct tape coming loose.

Considering taking up sewing lessons.


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:08 pm 
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I tie a square knot and then sometimes tape the ends with electrical tape...always worked fine for me!


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Fishermens knot


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:18 pm 
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On the FXone I sewed a loop in one end, then I just ran the other through the loop and tide a stopper knot. On the Viper I actually just melt the ends together, that's super clean.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:32 am 
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I put a small line in the middle which attaches to the sail then have some small line spliced at the ends which tie together on the trampoline. For the line that attaches to the sail I put eye splices in each side of a spectra line which is about 18 inches long I push one through the middle of the sheet line with a fid then loop it back to itself for the lock. I have to lace the spin sheet trough the grommet to install on the sail but it makes for a clean pass around the forstay.

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Dan


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