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Is the boat equipped with a roller furler or hanked on headsails. If it is hanked on headsails, then using twin headsails isn't too difficult to setup. You need a second jib that has its hanks slightly offset from the first one. To use...drop the jib... hank the second one on...and hoist both. You can probably use a single halyard and single tack hook or shackle to hold both sails.
As for an asym... you'll probably want to get one that is cut a bit flatter so it will be more versatile and can be used for light air upwind as well as down. You'll also want something like the ATN Tacker for the tack of the asym, which allows you to treat it very similarly to a oversized genoa...except that you tack or gybe it around the front of the headstay.
BTW, if you don't have a roller furling headsail, you'll need something a bit different than an ATN Tacker, but that serves the same purpose.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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