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Assymetric for a Pearson 10M

Have a Pearson 10M and want to understand how easy it is to hook up an asymmetric kite. My boat has a traditional spinnaker set up, but I do not use since the pole is heavy and my wife isn't keen on trying it becasue she has seen the "broach" videos and is absolutely 100% against try to fly it.

I think I could get her to sail a Asymmetric.

The Pearson 10M does not have a bow sprit and I am not keen on installing one. It has a heavy duty one piece bow pulpit that extends far away from the actual bow that may make installing a device for the sail tack, challenging.

Can I use a heavy duty block for the tack line and secure it to the forestay deck mount with either a shackle or d-ring? Any other approaches?



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