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Do I need to modify the halyard on top of the mast, in order to use it for Asymmetrical Spinnaker? I have the spinnaker with the ATN sleeve. Would it jam with the forestay.
Thanks for the Help.
Rereading your original post, to answer your question directly, I think the answer is "yes". The mast head sheaves carry the main halyard, genoa halyard and a spare for possibly a storm trysail (although my rigger advised putting a cheek block about halfway up the mast for the storm trysail - which would allow use even if the mast were to suffer damage - another topic for another post).
So to use your new Asail, I believe you need the mast head fitting with the bails so you can attach a block for your Asail halyard. If you look at the photo carefully, you will see a messenger line where our Asail halyard would normally go. I'd advise you to ask your rigger, but that's how its setup on our PSC37.
s/v Little Wing