Single handed

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Soft Shackle

My genoa is 150% and so tacking is a menace for any single handed sailor
One problem is the twin bowlines, that attach the sheets to the clew of the jib, catch on the shrouds.

so one answer would be to directly splice the lines onto the sail.
I would not like to be near that thing when it flogs around....

then I saw the softshackle idea which should help to reduce the clutter at the jib clew.

This vid below tells you  how to make one

1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea. Think I might try to do this on my boat.