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Jib sheets setup

This is the deck of the Beneteau 32s5 I'm working on. I spent a few minutes today just looking at everything and seeing if it all made sense.

As you can see there is a sliding car rather close to the cabin top that the sheet apparently first goes through but then what.

That turn block where the upper block is being used for the roller furling does not seem to be in the right place.

Maybe it needs a block connected to that pad-eye in the foreground, but I have not found one yet on the boat.

I don't think it can go from the car directly to the winch.

Another puzzle.
The sliding car has a pulley system to pull the car forward only. There is no pulley to pull the car aft. I've usually seen systems that let you move the care either direction. What is up with that?
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Re: Jib sheets setup

The loads on the genoa car will tend to pull a free car aft on its own.. you'll only need tackle to resist that and pull it forward. Some systems have shock cords to assist in light airs when the sheet forces are reduced.

As for the jib lead, that turn block may well be intended for the sheet, esp if it's a double (looks like).. alternately there may be a turning/foot block aft of the winches out of view near the stern. On our boat we have a similar set up where the track is, and we have a snatchblock on the toe rail just ahead of the winch.. the sheet goes to the car, to the snatchblock, then to the winch. This way there's no chafing on cabin sides or coamings, and the 'lead' to the winch is always the same (proper) angle regardless of car position.

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