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ATN The Tacker
 

ATN The Tacker

  • Allows use of Conventional Spinnaker as Asymmetric Spinnaker
  • Select Headstay Length
  • Use a Symmetric Spinnaker as an Asymmetric Spinnaker without a Spinnaker Pole
  • Item #: 
    612387
    Brand: 
    ATN
    Model #: 
    Multiple Models Available
    List Price: 
    From $165.00 To $275.00
    Our Price:
    From $139.99 To $229.99
    612387 ATN ATN The Tacker

    ATN "TACKER™" - The patented TACKER™ allows you to use your conventional (symmetric) spinnaker like an asymmetric spinnaker from beam reaching to broad reaching without the need of the spinnaker pole.

    Features:

    • Controls the tack of the cruising spinnaker (asymmetric) by fastening it over the furled headsail
    • Holds the tack, and the luff, of the spinnaker close to the centerline of the boat
    • Can be adjusted up and down with the downhaul for a perfect trim
    • Fitted with a snapshackle, which allows the operator to "blow the tack" of the spinnaker, making it even easier to control the sail

    Here is the sequence: Attach the halyard to the spinnaker's head, the sheet to the spinnaker's clew, the downhaul to the spinnaker's tack where the TACKER™ has already been shackled. Pass the TACKER™ around the furled headsail, clip the snap shackle onto the spinnaker's tack and hoist away. Trim the sheet and the downhaul and you are sailing. The downhaul, in most cases, can be replaced by a rope pennant always on the spinnaker's tack, making the operation even easier.

    Of course you can fly a spinnaker without a pole and without the TACKER™, but bear in mind that a conventional spinnaker is designed to fly a couple of feet above the lifelines. Its foot (between the clew and the tack) should always be horizontal. Securing the spinnaker tack to the deck is not the best way to set the sail. It is too low and the spinnaker will chafe on the bow pulpit and lifelines. If you add a pennant or a downhaul, the spinnaker falls off to leeward and the pennant chafes on the pulpit and the sail loses its shape.

    ATN The Tacker
    139.99 229.99
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    Max Headstay Length
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      ATN THE TACKER ATN THE TACKER
      ATN The Tacker - Size A
    Up to 33 ft
    Up to 50 ft
    Size A
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      0.65 Lbs.
      *In Stock!*
    List Price: $165.00
    Our Price: $139.99
    •  
      ATN THE TACKER ATN THE TACKER
      ATN The Tacker - Size B
    Up to 48 ft
    Up to 75 ft
    Size B
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      1.25 Lbs.
      *In Stock!*
    List Price: $220.00
    Our Price: $179.99
    •  
      ATN THE TACKER ATN THE TACKER
      ATN The Tacker - Size C
    Up to 65 ft
    Up to 100 ft
    Size C
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      2.10 Lbs.
      *In Stock!*
    List Price: $275.00
    Our Price: $229.99
     
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    ATN "TACKER™" - The patented TACKER™ allows you to use your conventional (symmetric) spinnaker like an asymmetric spinnaker from beam reaching to broad reaching without the need of the spinnaker pole.

    Features:

    • Controls the tack of the cruising spinnaker (asymmetric) by fastening it over the furled headsail
    • Holds the tack, and the luff, of the spinnaker close to the centerline of the boat
    • Can be adjusted up and down with the downhaul for a perfect trim
    • Fitted with a snapshackle, which allows the operator to "blow the tack" of the spinnaker, making it even easier to control the sail

    Here is the sequence: Attach the halyard to the spinnaker's head, the sheet to the spinnaker's clew, the downhaul to the spinnaker's tack where the TACKER™ has already been shackled. Pass the TACKER™ around the furled headsail, clip the snap shackle onto the spinnaker's tack and hoist away. Trim the sheet and the downhaul and you are sailing. The downhaul, in most cases, can be replaced by a rope pennant always on the spinnaker's tack, making the operation even easier.

    Of course you can fly a spinnaker without a pole and without the TACKER™, but bear in mind that a conventional spinnaker is designed to fly a couple of feet above the lifelines. Its foot (between the clew and the tack) should always be horizontal. Securing the spinnaker tack to the deck is not the best way to set the sail. It is too low and the spinnaker will chafe on the bow pulpit and lifelines. If you add a pennant or a downhaul, the spinnaker falls off to leeward and the pennant chafes on the pulpit and the sail loses its shape.

     
     

     
     

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