I am a new Hobie 18 owner. I havent yet purchased the Hobie 18 Perfomance Manual, and none of the sailing referances I have, show how the jib is rigged. My question specifically is the pulley on the forstay, below the swivel. It has a steel cable on it, with eyes on both ends, one with a pulley. I am guessing that the eylet is attatched to the head of the jib, the othet end with the pulley runs down inside the zipper and is tensioned on the clevice? I'd like to take the cat out sailing today and this is one of the last pieces to the puzzle of my cat. One of these days, maybe someone will do a detailed You Tube video dealing specifically with some of the finer points of the rig. I have watched the two part video on You Tube that shows basic rigging, and that was a big help. Nice one-handed knot tying too-
How to rig a Hobie 18 solo Part 2 of 2: http://youtu.be/_QLltz31cy8
Thanks for your help!