If you have a fairly beefy rig (as I do) and the seas aren't too bad, what about just dropping the main and running with the genny only? From talking to a few offshore sailors, when on a dead run the ones I spoke with (right or wrong?) like to drop the main and raise two headsails and run wing to wing with them...
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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