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New 2:1 Jib Sheet Harness


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By glennw - Posted on 21 December 2013

After discovering the frayed jib sheet harness, I mentioned in my post I would make a new harness for the spring season.  Here it is.

The harness is made from 1/8" Dyneema.  The brummel splices are locked with nylon thread.

Flying Scot 2:1 Jib Sheet HarnessFlying Scot 2:1 Jib Sheet Harness

1/8th Inch Dyneema1/8th Inch Dyneema

You may have noticed the harness has a much shorter clew attachment than the original harness.  The reason is this one is intended to be attached using a soft shackle.  This will allow changing jibs without needing to reroute the jib sheets.

Jib Sheet Harness InstalledJib Sheet Harness Installed

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Glenn said:  "using a soft shackle...will allow changing jibs without needing to reroute."

I say, "Cool, because now you can put reference marks on your jib sheets, and they will be very repeatable."

Once I go to a soft shackle, i will need to find a new excuse for not reference-marking the sheets.