Our CP19 has fairleads at the forward edge of the cockpit coaming, winches aft, fairlead cam cleats and horn cleats aft. We also have genoa tracks with sliding blocks. The owners manual shows jib sheets run through the shrouds, to the coaming fairlead then to the winches and horn cleats. Another depiction shows sheets run outside shrouds to the genoa tracks/blocks, then to the winches and horn cleats. I believe with our stock jib, the sheets should run through the shrouds, coaming fairlead and to winches and fairlead cam cleats or horn cleats. I think the fairlead cam cleats were optional and/or added by PO. We have a 135 genoa coming. When it arrives I believe we should run the sheets outside the shrouds, thru the genoa track blocks/cars, then to the winches and horn cleats. do I have this correct?
We've sailed in 5-7mph winds and 11-15mph winds. Currently I have the jib sheets run outside the shrouds, to the genoa blocks/cars(set forward three adjustment points from the forward end of the track), and to the fairlead cam cleats. In mild winds all went well. I heavier winds sheeting in the jib was difficult. I believe this was due to my incorrectly running the working jib sheets outside the shrouds and to the genoa blocks/car too far forward putting a strain on the fairlead cam cleats. At least we didn't break anything, but I know I'm doing something wrong. I have owned and sailed many small open day sailors, but I'm inexperienced with winches, genoa tracks, blocks and cars. I believe we should be running the sheets to minimize any tension and angles according to the sail. Any comments/suggestions will be appreciated...Somewhat confused older guy...John