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I bought a 12' aluminum Petrel. Neither the seller, nor various other people selling them on the internet seem to recall how the lines ran. Apparently they were semi-popular 35 years ago and then everyone put them in storage and forgot about them. Anyhow...
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The boom and an eye on it for the outhaul, but nothing else. No pulleys or cleats, or any holes where they might have been. All I can figure is that the outhaul got tied to the eye.
Any ideas how it is supposed to be? I figure putting a cleat in for the line after it goes though the eye at a minimum.

The mainsheet seems to clip to a pulley on the end of the boom, go down to a pulley on a traveler, back up the the boom pulley, down to the traveler pulley again, and to your hand. Does that make sense?
Videos on youtube show it going from the middle of the boom to a pulley/cam cleat on the centerboard housing. And there is a pulley in the middle of the boom that is turned perpendicular to the boom. I can't imagine what that is for.
Any ideas how it should be run?
 

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I should have included these pictures with my first post. Sorry.

Boom3 is the end of the boom, showing the eye for the outhaul and the pulley.
Boom2 is the odd pulley in the middle of the boom.
Block is a double pulley that was in the sail bag. The traveler rope was rotten away, but I am guessing the double pulley goes there.

Would it make any sense to reverse the pulley at the end of the boom and the loose one, and straighten the one on the middle of the boom out.
Attach the mainsheet to the traveler, take it up over boom, down to the traveler, up to the boom, over to the one on the middle of the boom, and down to a pulley/cam cleat on the centerboard trunk?
 

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I am going to do my mainsheet similar to the video. I have a one pulley on the boom in between the two he has; but no holes where his pulleys are.

I can't see how he did his outhaul, but I think the suggestion to just add a jamcleat is reasonable.

There is a pulley on the deck built into the mast step. He doesn't seem to be using it. I am guessing it is to pull the centerboard up, though that doesn't seem necessary as there is a little latch built into the center board.
 
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