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Rigging the Jib Sheet for a 1970's Johnson Sailboat
I just purchased my first sail boat. A Johnson x class sailboat from the 1970s. I’m not sure how the rigging for the jib sheet is supposed to go, but I was thinking of using some kind of pulley and cleat on a track. Something similar to what is shown in a book (this is sailing). They use a sunfish for an example boat in the book. Is this a good idea to use. Or can I get help (pictures) how the rigging originally was on the Johnson boat.
Submitted by: Mike
OK - I will try to address all that could possibly be what you are reffering to, working from forward, aft;
The Jib Sheet attaches to the clew of the sail. The sheets typically run down both sides of the cabin, aft, to a pulley (block) on a track. The jib sheet then wraps on the winch (bigger boat) or just a cleat (small boat).
If you do not have a track, a track and car / block system can be purchased.