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How much can you furl a headsail

I''m thinking of buying an oday 22 that comes with a 150% genoa and roller furler. I was wondering how much I would be able to furl up the headsail in deteriorating weather conditions? For instance, could I furl the 150% down to a working jib or storm jib? If so, what are the implications of doing so? Obviously, the air foil/shape will be affected due to the mass of rolled up headsail right? I should mention that I''m not so concerned with performance degradation (i.e., racing) as I am with safety. Also, my wife and I are novice sailors and it seems advantageous to be able to practice tacking with a working jib rather than hefting a 150 back and forth all day.

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