Hi all - after 9 months of reading through this forum and dreaming of finally owning a catamaran I picked one up on the weekend! It's an old Hobie 14 that has been converted to a Turbo through the addition of a slightly oversized jib with a zippered luff.
Now, excuse my ignorance - I have sailed before many years ago but tended not to pay any attention to the rigging bit!!
Have not had a chance to set the boat up yet, but cannot recall seeing a Jib Halyard. If the zippered luff just sits over the forestay, how do I get any tension in the Jib luff?? If there is no halyard, can I run a line from the head of the jib up through the forestay shackle at the mast tang and down to a cleat near the base of the mast? Is that pretty much how it works on a H16?
Thanks in advance and thanks for some wonderful reading over the last 9 months - have tricked the family into thinking I know more than I do!!!!!