Originally Posted by Stephen Hicks
I am not sure what you mean by a loop aground the fore stay I have a roller on the headstay and a tack point 1' out on my anchor roller with an adjustable 3 point downhaul that is all
Originally Posted by Cal 43
We use an ATN Tacker on the furled jib
for Summer Wind's A-Sail. Handy gadget. Tack of A-sail on the Tacker. Sheets
outside of forestay (gybes outside). Downhaul shackled to the Tacker (inside pulpit), run down to a block on deck and back to the cockpit. Douse with sock. Does that make sense? (Sorry - none of my pictures show enough of the detail.)
That's exactly the ticket. We need to fly the asym above the lifelines
and pulpit and like in your photo
and this on from the ATN site the tacker controls the tack with the spinnaker halyard
made at the top and the foot flying above the pulpit.
We flew the asym without this and where we had the tack attached at the forestay fitting, inside the pulpit like yours it would foul the pulpit when the winds shifted around. We also ran a set of blocks led back to the coachroof.
From your photo
I couldn't tell how the spinnaker
was launched. It looks like you have to furl first and then your banding makes sense for an easy launch.
The tacker looks like what I need. Looks simple and elegant.