Yes. Normally I would just go out and experiment and adjust my sails to my personal preference....
But... My sail is in the shop now. I am spending the money now. Money is comming out of my pocket in the next week.
So the reason I am hoping for some expert advice to guide me so I dont modify the sail incorrectly and then have to spend the same money and modify it again next year.
I dont have the experience yet to know the answer.
I just need the answer to the one question really.
The question was .... Is there ever a reason to want to douse (or furl, or down haul) your final sail?
If so, then I should probably instruct the sailmaker to put the anti-twist line on the storm jib now.
I will be alone on the boat. Not neccessarily on the chesapeake. The question is for anywhere..... in a bad situation. Not necessarily one that is blowing over in 1 hr.
If I average out and try to extract bits of info in all the above posts, sounds like I should just take the cheap, less complicated route and do as the sailmaker originally suggested.