This is a great idea for a tack-line and it’s similar to one I did on my E32 but in my case I had a s/s “U” shape welded to the outside of the anchor roller and towards the front. (Sorry I don’t have a photo) I felt that was a lot more secure then a bail attached with just screws but everyone has their preference.Hey, Pajo!
I put a SS bail on the end of my anchor-roller, and installed a block there for a tack-line. It is secured with a "fast-pin", doesn't get in the way of my anchor when stowed, and can be removed in an instant when it is time to anchor. It generally gets the tack of the asym "just enough" in front of the headstay to make it work.
Might be worth a try before you put a lot of time or money into installing a bowsprit...
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Is there a line that runs down from the tip of the sprit to the leading edge of the bow? Or does the pole bear all of the lifting load?Tested out the sprit for the first time last weekend. Wow, pull a line and the kite comes out. Pull another and the kite goes away. It’s amazing.
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It was my first time seeing the sail unrolled!
I lucked into such a deal. $500 for the furler and sail. The sprit I made from an old collapsable spinnaker pole and fittings I salvaged from our reaching strut.
At the moment I’m controlling the luff via halyard tension. I upgraded the old barient 18 single speed winches on my cabintop to Lewmar 40’s (two speed). I also made wedges for under the winches so the lead angles from the mast are fair. Really makes a difference!
Very excited for the upgrades. It felt really good to blow by all the other boats sail back up river.
Cinderella turns 50 this year.
Is there a line that runs down from the tip of the sprit to the leading edge of the bow? Or does the pole bear all of the lifting load?
I don’t think it’s a code zero, the facnor furler is compatible with top down furling, but the sail I have is more a gennaker, the line in the luff is not really anti-torsion. The furler furls from the bottom up.Looks good Pajo. Is that a zode zero? It looks like the torsion line is in the luff of the sail.