The asymmetric spinnaker
, or MPS (multi-purpose sail), is properly spelled “cruising chute“, not “cruising shute“
I’ve not used the ATN Tacker, but the normally I fly the tack of my MPS only about 0.1m above the top of the bow pulpit on a non-adjustable strop (for simplicity). I sized the luff of the chute this way when I had it made.
So there’s no need of the Tacker as the tack never goes very far to leeward. Since the tack height is not adjustable; if I want more belly in the sail, I just slack the halyard
a bit. Having the tack low down also minimizes healing when you are reaching with the cruising chute.
However, if you usually fly your MPS tack way above the deck
, then the ATN Tacker would be useful to keep the tack from blowing far to leward; better to keep the tack close to the centerline of the boat