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August 26, 2013


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I love these small tips you post every now and then. Personally I use my harness hook.

I use a bowline, so that I can grab it w my harness, which is still ON my body. works fine. often make adjustments on the water.....

not so good with a euro pin base.....especially the two bolt base. (i tried)

Frank: what trouble are you having with the euro base? The two bolter (which I use) makes pulling the foot off to use even more convenient.
Barneybudd (K-Dog)...I used to use a bowline in cleatless situations, but this is definitely faster (nothing to untie!) Rigged two sails yesterday with it even though I had the cleat, just for practice. It's fast.

i find with the eurio pin (quick release 2 bolt)...not much to wrap the line around.... it is too narrow. When i wrapped the line it would end up on the tendon. I don't like the line around the tendon. Don't think the tendon is designed to take that kind of load laterally. The cup in the photo is much larger easier to grip. Maybe I am missing something. Most of my sails i can do by hand...it is just my larger 6.4 sail that i need something.

Tried to tie the node on the harness spread bar and it seem to be better than any other node I used (the spread bar is so polished and slick that other nodes usually just slip). Though, I have not tried it really down-hauling sail but looks like it may work.

Thank you for the hint!

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