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Storm sails and roller furling headsails?
I did extensive searches both on this site and on the web and donít believe I have come across the exact answer Iím looking for yetÖso I turn to you guys for some help.
I have a CAL 30 with a roller furling headsailÖI donít know what size the jib is exactly as it was put on by the previous owner and other difficulties prevent me from sailing her for the time being.
My question is this: What is the preferred method of dealing with heavy winds with this type of setup? Is a 30í boat too short for a storm staysail? I was looking at it the other day and Iím just not sure if I have the room to support that additional sail up front. Is the best option to get a mainsail with triple reef points and just tie it down tight and keep the jib rolled in? I canít imagine leaving the jib partially unfurled is a good thing to do long termÖbut then again, not sure how much it would be used really (however, I think its good idea to have a correct plan of action before its needed).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.