I'm new to sailing but trying my best. I made a pendant out of halyard
line to bring my jib
tack up a couple feet so it clears the pulpit and gives me some view underneath it.
A problem I have is that there's quite a big gap between the tack and the forestay because the first hank is a good couple feet up from the tack.
Is it OK for me to simply put a long enough shackle from the tack to the forestay to work like a hank, so that the entire luff is right against the forestay instead of the bottom having a gap? Or is there a better solution.