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Catalina 22' - Rigging

I just recently purchased an 83' Catalina 22', and have some questions about rigging. It has a roller furling jib, which I have little experience with, and cannot figure out where to attach the actual jib. The forestay itself was obviously not meant to hold the jib, as it much too wide for the clips. It has a thin line running the length of the forestay, but it cannot be tightened to the point where it holds the jib against the forestay under sail. Do I attach the jib to this thin line anyway? It is the only solution with which I can conclude at this point.

Also, when installing the jib I have simply slid the gooseneck into the appropriate slot on the mast. Obviously, the boom sags low, unless attached to a small wire coming off the backstay. Is this all that needs to be done? I assume that the mainsail will hold the boom up while under sail, and that I will need to use the wire off the backstay when the mainsail is down. Thank you.
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