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Venture 24 self tending jib HELP

When I got my boat it already was rigged for a self tending jib with a small boom. there are two single blocks (one on each end) and about 8 inches from the aft end of the boom there is a double sheave(a large one on top or a small one) There is also a block at the centerline on the cabin top that I am sure one of the sheets go through and lead back to the cockpit. I cannot figure out how to thread the sheets thruogh all the blocks. Desperately hoping someone can shed some light on this. Thank you for any and all replies
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Venture 24 self tending jib HELP

A club footed jib only needs ONE sheet (and a traveller or bridle on the deck,etc.).... that should make it easier for you in setting it up.

Without seeing your boat.... run 1 sheet from the cockpit, through the single deck mounted block, up to the end of the boom, to the traveller, back up to the boom.
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Venture 24 self tending jib HELP

Without actually seeing the boat my best guess is that the sheet was attached to the aft end of the boom and then went down thru the single block on the deck at the aft end of the boom and then back thru the double block on the aft end of the boom bottom of the boom and then foward to the block at the foward end of the boom and then back to the cockpit. The other single block at the end of the boom was probably for an outhaul.

The double block on the end of the jib boom is a little bit of mystery. I would have actually expected a single block to port and another single block to starboard for a use with the double block on the boom end. In that case the sheet would have started at the boom, passed through the block to port and then back through one sheeve of the souble block, thru the block to starboard and then through the other sheeve of the double block then forward to the block on the deck and aft to the cockpit. That would have been a lot of purchase for a 25 foot boat.

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