I have the same furler, small CDI
, on our Rhodes 22 continental. The forestay on mine, which is heavier than the other stays, runs up the middle of the foil, no separate forestay, although it's a stay-supported mast so there are 8 other stays and two inner stays are attached forward of the mast and hold it up while I'm attaching or messing with the furler.
Here's a couple pics of how its rigged, sorry I dont have a better shot of the furler arrangement. I agree you should have a trigger look at it, your mast might need more support.
Also, next time you are out, try keeping a little tension on the furling
line and the sheets
as you pull out the jib
, dont just let it flop out. I have a big 170% Genoa
, we need to keep it under control when we unfurl it or it will all run out and we'll be swimming, lol.