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Mick Laver

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Lazy sheet gets frisky
« on: September 13, 2020, 09:36:31 PM »

Yesterday after a very long stbd broad reach I jibed to head back to the barn. I then noticed that I had mis-fed the stbd jib sheet through through the genoa car. Rather than tack to take the load off the working stbd jib sheet I figured I could re-run it while under load.


The stbd sheet got away from me (of course) and the the jib and both sheets started flailing as you might imagine. I was able to wrestle the stbd sheet, get it re-run through the car, and get things back to some semblance of normalcy. After a deep breath I happened to glance at the lazy sheet on the port side and was astounded to see that with all the thrashing around the wind had managed to tie this exquisite knot on the port stanchion just forward of the gate. I thought I'd share. Needless to say, I couldn't find it in Ashley. :D
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Re: Lazy sheet gets friskyMick
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 10:32:23 PM »

Mick  That's TOO funny. 
I have to admit it closely resembles my first attempt at a Turk's !!
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Re: Lazy sheet gets frisky
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 03:26:23 AM »

I believe you can safely assume that's a classic "jib sheet whip knot".
Nicely done do it again.  :shock:
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Re: Lazy sheet gets frisky
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 07:29:00 AM »

Lines on sailboats are amazing things, it's always funny how you can collect two separate lines in the cockpit sole and somehow they will magically tie themselves together.
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