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Peace has a rope that runs from the forward cockpit just behind our windlass off to port bow through a block, then across to the end of the sprit where it has a knot to a shackle. It is a red line. Then another rope, a yellow one, joins at the same shackle and goes to a block on the starboard bow, and then back to the place behind the windlass. We have two jam cleats in that location. Pulll the red line to move the tack to port. Pull the yellow line to move the tack to staboard. Two jam cleats work great to keep it all under control.
When we want to use our assymetrical spinnaker, we just hank it on to the shackle and run the sheets outside everything back to the aft cockpit. Sometimes we have it with the tack in the middle, sometimes way over to port or way over to starboard. Anyplace that works is good! We can let it fly high or low depending on how tight the ropes are. WE can easily gybe it and move the tack to the other side. Often we use only that sail. Peace goes good that way. No pole. Very peaceful and day dreamy.
The blocks are simply on a strop that is twisted around the bows. Somebody may have a photo of this to show. It is cheap and it does not cause anybody to drill holes in the boat to install it.
Ann and Nev
Dear Ann and Nev,
I am in the process of buying a Tiki 46, and since it currently has no light wind sail at all, I would like to order a gennacker or assymetrical spinacker (I believe this is the same) from Rolly Tasker. However, he has never done a gennacker for Tiki 46, and wants the dimensions from me for a quote. Can you or anybody else tell me, what size a genacker should have? I intent to run it from the bow sprit for about 60° to 120° apparent wind, and for more downwind run it from the windward bow.
Kind regards, Helles