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reacher tack

Hi PS owners (or not),
I'm still getting to know our Pacific Seacraft 37. I have a question about the reacher tack. It's not obvious to me where to attach the reacher's tack shackle. I've attached it to the anchor roller bar, both from outside the bow pulpit and from inside, but then the tack pennant leans on the pulpit - not ideal. I don't see any better place to attach the tack. Does anybody have a suggestion on the best place to attach the reacher tack or how to create a good attachment point?
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If set inside the bow pulpit, consider using a set a parrel beads (or an ATN "Tacker") passed around your headsail to hold your tack on the centerline of the yacht. Personally, I prefer to use a snatch block attached to the cross pin in our starboard bow roller and use a line passed through that to the tack, outside the pulpit, that allows me to adjust the height of the tack when bearing away. (See Asymmetrical Spinnaker The tack arrangement can also be used with a light weight drifter/reacher)

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Thanks, HyLyte. Will try the snapshackle idea as I, too, would like to control the height of the tack.
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