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Can anyone give me any ideas on the best way to attach the tack of my cruising spinnaker to the bow of my 86 crealock 37? Any experiance with using the ATN Tacker? (I dont have one but am considering it)

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Good discussion:
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Yes, check out Steve's link above.

Here is a pic on our former C37. We put a block on the arresting pin for the 2nd anchor and led an adjustable tack line back to the cockpit.


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Yes, check out Steve's link above.

Here is a pic on our former C37. We put a block on the arresting pin for the 2nd anchor and led an adjustable tack line back to the cockpit.

What's the purpose of the white line?
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It's the lazy sheet - for an outside jibe.

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Thank you all for the excellent advice, photos, and link. I have an anchor that lives in my 2nd bow roller but it is never used. I think that my solution will be to attach a block to that bow roller by putting a shackle around the pin on both sides of the anchor and equalizing it with either spectra or 1" webbing. from there I will see where it runs best, either the cabin top cam cleat or a fore deck cleat. What block did you use on the bow for this purpose?

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Thank you all for the excellent advice, photos, and link. I have an anchor that lives in my 2nd bow roller but it is never used. I think that my solution will be to attach a block to that bow roller by putting a shackle around the pin on both sides of the anchor and equalizing it with either spectra or 1" webbing. from there I will see where it runs best, either the cabin top cam cleat or a fore deck cleat. What block did you use on the bow for this purpose?

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I believe I used a Harken Midrange block 1540 like they have for sale at the SailNet store - I guess these would be considered old skool.

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If you are using a snuffer, like an ATN Spinnaker Sleeve, having a snatch block that you can attach to a strong point on the foredeck, will give you better leverage with the control lines.

If you go to the ATN site, they explain it better than I can at the bottom of their page

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Can anyone give me any ideas on the best way to attach the tack of my cruising spinnaker to the bow of my 86 crealock 37? Any experiance with using the ATN Tacker? (I dont have one but am considering it)

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I like the ATN tacker. It gives me better control of the sail, and prevents chafing and pressure on the pulpit. Set it up so that you can release the tack with the snap shackle, if needed.

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If you run the tack to the anchor pin (or in that area), be careful that the tack line doesn't foul the bi-color running light when you jibe. That happened to us and the light was ripped off the pulpit. Fortunately, it was still hanging by the wires.

I've used the ATN tacker and it works well. I also had a stainless ring fabricated that I lash to the pulpit as a fairlead, and that works well too. The pulpit seems to be strong enough to handle the strain.

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