I just recently purchased an 83' Catalina 22', and have some questions about rigging
. It has a roller furling jib
, which I have little experience with, and cannot figure out where to attach the actual jib
. The forestay itself was obviously not meant to hold the jib
, as it much too wide for the clips. It has a thin line
running the length of the forestay, but it cannot be tightened to the point where it holds the jib
against the forestay under sail. Do I attach the jib to this thin line
anyway? It is the only solution with which I can conclude at this point.
Also, when installing the jib I have simply slid the gooseneck into the appropriate slot on the mast. Obviously, the boom sags low, unless attached to a small wire coming off the backstay. Is this all that needs to be done? I assume that the mainsail will hold the boom up while under sail, and that I will need to use the wire off the backstay when the mainsail is down. Thank you.