New to sailing...rigging question
After a 30+ year wait, I finally bought my first boat. 8' Eli Scout sailing dinghy. Yeah, she's small but I figure she'll do to learn on. Really convenient as I have a good sized lake nearby that I can sail her on.
Have a couple of rigging questions, however. I'm trying to figure out how to attach the clew to the boom. A picture of the end of the boom is attached.
The clew was tied to the top loop. There isn't room for an outhaul. Am I ok in just doing the same??? What knots would be best for doing so? It was a mess, and the cord was in pretty bad shape, hence the reason I cut it. Is there a way to do it with hardware instead??
Second question is about the mainsheet. I'm thinking tie it to the bottom eye on the boom, down to the traveler block, then up through the two blocks (one you see in the picture) on the boom. Am I on the right track with that???
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.