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Thanks 14432. I'm working on pix, but have trouble downsizing the files for posting.
I really don't have a jib halyard, as the forestay wire is inside the luff,and it attaches at one end to the mast cleat, and the other to the bow eye. The apex of the sail has a Harken furler swivel that attaches to a cleat about 3/5 of the way up the mast, as you pointed out, not the halyard block at top. The whole rig is about 18" short, so I was going to crimp a SS cable to about that length with eyes at both ends and use that to make up the difference. I can't put it on the bow eye, as the furler would then be up off the deck, and the furler sheet would not work. If I put it on the mast cleat, the apex of the sail will not be held against the mast, but rather will be ~18" off of it. I don't think that would be a problem, but might diminish the efficiency of the jib? (I'll work on the photos, and using more proper terminology!)