Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by dimitarp, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. dimitarp
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    dimitarp Junior Member

    Hi of all
    I have a question. What is name of cordage that knot the jib to the hull of a yacht?
    Thank you
  2. Robert Gainer
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    Robert Gainer Designer/Builder

    A sheet is the name of the line that controls a sail. The main sheet controls the main, the jib or genoa sheet does the same for the jib or genoa. A halyard will set and lower a sail and it takes the name of the sail, main halyard, jib halyard, etc. Is this what you are asking?
    Robert Gainer
  3. Jim Hauser
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    Jim Hauser Junior Member

    If you mean how the sail is attached to the deck, that used to be called a tack line, nowadays we use shackles and have shortened the term to Tack.
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