I went with a 2+2 on my 30'r. Hoists just fine frankly.
Not sure if you have an Ullman loft near you, but they have a laminate panel sewn sails that cost wise compare to and slightly less than Norths crosscut. material is slightly lighter, which in light winds is nice, but it is stronger than dacron. Great pulling sail too, much better than dacron frankly.
I also went loose foot, much better for controling shape etc. Along with why I went with the 2+2 battens. I also have a light wt top batten for the under 7knot days here on puget sound in the summer, sometime I even leave the top one out! Then again, I have a slight overlap of the back stay too.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!