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The TACK of the sail (lower forward corner) should be attached to a shackle at the base of the forestay as seen in this photo:
While the specifics may be slightly different for each boat, the idea is the same. The tack attachment point will generally be AFT of the forestay.
If you want to raise the entire jib so that it clears the pulpit better, you should add a pennant, usually made of a short length of stainless steel wire rope with an eye at each end and it used to connect the tack of the sail to the base of the forestay.
The hanks should NEVER be attached to anything but the forestay wire itself.
I'd point out that on most boats, the jib has trouble clearing the bow pulpit to some degree... same with genoas.... That's pretty normal.
Here's a photo of a Chrysler 22...
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Last edited by sailingdog; 09-14-2010 at 10:06 PM.