Hi all -
We finally got an asymmetrical spinnaker
for our 1985 Tartan 34. There's no bow sprit and the only place for a block up front looks to be an inch aft of the furling jib
. This old furler
has a *very* large drum btw.....hard to get a line running up to an ATN too.
We got it flying last night and it looked great .......but only on a port tack. We can't jibe it over becuase the tack line has to head
out behind the furler and on the starboard it would chaffe as it rubbed across the bow pulpit.
If I rigged it differently heading out on the starboard side I *could* get the stardboard tack to work but then it would rub when we went to a port tack.
So I got to thinking ...how about twin tack lines? One port, one starboard.
I put a double block just aft of the furler and rig one line for each tack ( I think I've seen multihulls use something like this). As we switched tacks we would ease the port side tack line (that was going to chaffe) so it just goes limp while coming in on the starboard tack line.
I wanted to bounce this off the group here before I go and do something stupid and/or expensive though. Comment welcomed!