Instead of two pairs of sheets and guys, not to mention pole up/down controls, a bowsprit-tacked asymmetric sail requires only a tack line and two sheets, which simplifies sailing from the cockpit and requires fewer crew to handle. One of many companies offering custom and semi-production carbon sprits is Forte, which offers a Sprit Kit designed for boats 20 to 50 feet in length. It includes a carbon-fiber sprit engineered to withstand high loads, and a choice of easy-to-mount deck and sail attachment hardware. The Sprit Kit can accommodate boats of varying displacement (from 9,000 lbs., to 36,000 lbs.). The Sprit Kit includes hardware to support the pole, at its outboard end and its inboard end, in one of two ways: For a stationary sprit: one saddle and one inboard end deck fitting, and for a retractable sprit: two saddles. The machine-contoured saddle comes with a removable stainless strap, two threaded rods, and stainless knobs. The bottom profile can be shaped to the contour of the deck. The inboard end deck fitting consists of a Schaefer Marine Quick Connect deck plate, a machined-composite end fitting, and a machined-plastic outboard end cap with through hole for a tack line. The Sprit Kit includes sufficient mounted loupes to fly an asymmetric, a gennaker, or a Code Zero.