CaptNemo02. There are lots of ways to set up a tack line. The more forward the position, the better. I have two bow rollers like you and I just take the tackline under the spare roller. No need for the ring (which is way too big and not rigged properly by the way). If you were able to swap the anchor
over to the other side, this would be ideal. But I guess this will probably mess up your lead to the windlass
, so the other roller should be OK.
I would definitely go outside the pulpit with the tackline. Reason for this is if you are reaching, you will want to get the tack line down snug to the roller, and leading it inside the pullpit will put a sideways load on the pullpit, mess up your sail shape and cause a lot of wear on the sail as it goes over the rail.
If the object is to go downwind, easing the tack line out and keeping it perpendicular to the deck
is what you should be aiming for. You can almost drive the boat to the angle of the tack line: tack line leaning to leeward, turn to leeward. Tack line leaning to windward, turn to windward.
Another problem that is likely to arise is that during the gybe, a sheet gets caught up in the anchor
, or goes under the boat. The best cure for this I have found is to get your sailmaker
to sew a 4 inch aluminium bar inside webbing onto the tack of the sail. The idea is that the lazy sheet justs sits there and if you do a neat gybe, the new lazy sheet will just drop in.
I think you can just see this sticking out in the attached pic (though I don't have the lazy sheet sitting in it).
with these sails
is to have too much tackline out when reaching and not easing the sheet enough when running.