Originally Posted by mottseng
My new/old boat
came with an asymmetrical spinnaker
in a sock. There is no rigging
at the bow or otherwise for this sail. I am looking for some advise on how to rig it and what hardware
I will need to install?
I think you know this, but you'll need to attach the tack to something, preferably to a line that is run back to the cockpit
so you can pull it in / let it out on the go.
As for where on the bow the tack line should be attached is a very boat specific answer. Maybe post some pictures of your bow and folks can chime in with what might work. Older boats weren't built with a asymmetrical spin in mind (they weren't invented / wide spread use at the time, I believe), so there is usually no perfect answer.
Ideally, the tack would be in front of the forestay / jib
so that the spin flies in front, but it isn't always possible.
I have actually been trying different configurations on my boat to see what works best. Still not satisfied. One position (with the tack outside of the pulpit/lifelines) ripped my nav light clean off the pulpit! Trying now to route
the tack line between the forestay and the pulpit without have it run on the jib furler
drum. Just a matter of block placement on the anchor
roller / pulpit to get the line to run true.