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That's an odd sheeting setup, especially considering that the inner staysail is generally going to be used in heavier weather quite often, and you'd want to be able to sheet the staysail as flat as possible.
There are single line, self-tacking setups for jibs/staysails that don't require a boom, but the generally do require that the staysail be cut a bit smaller than you would without a self-tacking setup. Using curved traveler track is quite common, especially if you look at some of the smaller boats, like the Sonars—where I've seen them setup that way quite regularly.
He'll have to resize the photo using something like IrfanView
, since he's hosting the photos on his own site by the looks of it and not using a photo hosting website like Flickr.
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