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One thing that wasn't mentioned here...maintenance. More sails means more sailmakers bills, more rigging to inspect/replace, more furlers that can get jammed/break bearings, more sheets to lead aft, more holes in the deck to leak, more tension points on the mast...etc. Just more overall systems complexity in general
That being said, there is much to be said about the flexibility by having two headsails on roller furlers during a blow...