If your genoa is set off a furler then a staysail is a nice idea even if it only used as a storm jib. It enables you to completely roll away your genoa and snugs the rig up nicely towards the centre of the boat. That coupled with a storm trisail setting on a dedicated track when you have dropped you main makes for a pretty good storm rig. Theoretically should be perfect for heaving to. If your boat does not have an existing inner forestay it is best if you rig it up so that it can be removed when not in use. Largish genoas tend to get hung up on inner forestays so they can be a right pain in the arse at times. Should you decide to go ahead and fit an inner forestay to a boat that is not currently so equipped make sure, make very sure, that you have the deck beefed up under the pad.
ps - tsingtao ? Wonderful beer but does your user name mean something else besides seriously yummy chinese beer ?
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Last edited by tdw; 05-03-2007 at 03:02 AM.