Originally Posted by sailingdog
While roller furling/reefing systems are really convenient...they're not all that good for reefing more than a single reef or so. For instance, a 150% genoa can be reefed down to a 125% or so fairly well, but even with a foam or rope luff, it starts to get baggy if you try reefing it to a smaller size.
Hmm ok well this begs another question then. I have 130% and a 150% hank-on jenny's. I have no jib. I would like to get set up with a roller furler/reefer. If you only get one good reef out of one of these systems, then what size jenny do I need to consider for the system when I get it? 150? 130? What I mean, is do I want to be able to reef down to 100% only?
Also, (and I think I read this in this thread as well) But is it common to have an additional forestay installed when you put in a roller furler for smaller hank ons?