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Yes, well it's not roller reefing anymore if it ever was... the fittings on the aft end of the boom may well have originally also been the mainsheet attachment, but it looks like that's been moved forward and to the bottom of the boom from your second set of pics.
So the clew is attached to a slide, (not the most robust setup I've ever seen, btw) and you have a bit of line there to stretch the foot. As a trial you might lead that aft, through under that pin, around the half round block and tie it off on the cleat you can just see in the first pic of your second post. It's not ideal and will be difficult to adjust, but pull it as tight as you can and see if the sail sets OK. If it looks like that plan might work, up-sizing that bit of line might be an idea.
Most boats in the 25'+ range will have some sort of tackle (2, 3 or 4:1 inside the boom) on the outhaul to make it easier to use and adjust for conditions.
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