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self tending jib

How do you ad a self tending jib to a sailboat like the beneteau 331?

I am aware that it will hinder performance.

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Actually, I do remember reading about a self tending jib without a boom that could be furled when not in use. How does one go about that?

So I'll revise my question. Whats the best way to intall a self tending jib with a boom and without a boom with furler?

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Depends on what you're trying to do. To setup a self-tending jib, with a furler, you can often install a jib traveler track, and then have the jib attached to a single sheet, that goes through a block on the traveler. A setup like this is used on the Solings that have self-tending jibs.

Installing a self tending jib with a boom is probably more work and effort, for not a lot of return. The traveler you'd need to setup for the boom is pretty much the same as the one you'd setup for the rig above.

The real problem I see you running into, is that all of the "self-tending" jib rigs are limited to jibs that fit within the foretriangle. If your boat is one that needs a bigger headsail for better performance, then you're not going to be happy with the results. IMHO, not a lot of point to installing a furling mechanism for a headsail that is on ly 100% of the foretriangle.
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