This is from TurboHobo's early experimentation.
Note the 10 hole adjuster is in the wrong place, making it useless as an adjuster. It also causes the jib to set at a poor angle. I think it was done this way to enable the drum to be attached, as the shackle jaws won't fit around the drum forks. The shackle at the bottom of the adjuster is set correctly. If you turn it upside down,(so as to attach the drum),the bridals will be trying to pull the jaws apart at the pin, not a strong setup.
"I did not have a shackle large enough to attach the furling drum to the bridle wires, so I attached the stay adjuster 1st then the drum. I did not have to adjust mast rake so this worked for me at that time, an additional bonus was that the stay adjuster did not interfere with the jib tack, causing chafing.
I have now adopted this same furling rig to my G-Cat 5.0.......
pigtail + swivel + forestay + stay adjuster + furling drum = length of G-Cat original forestay, "