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KOB - If set up properly, the rig should be able to handle a staysail as long as the geometry of the sail plan works for the rig. And with the center of effort to the middle of the boat, staysails and small jibs make very nice storm configuations, I think.
We have a removable stay on our Passport 50 - the rig was designed for this and I'd note a couple of things you might consider: 1 - Running back stays are deployed when the staysail is pulling in moderate to heavy air to keep the mast from bending forward. 2 - the tack point for the stay needs to be substantial; essentially a chainplate through bolted, etc. 3 - There is a trade-off issue as follows - if the removable forestay is kept in a sleeve and pulled aft and out of the way when not in use, you can get chafe of the stay. If the forestay is left deployed to the tack at the foredeck, it will interfere with tacking and jibing your genoa unless it is a higher cut, smaller jib such as a Yankee. We leave the forestay deployed at anchor and only pull it aft when we are underway and tacking/jibing.
Despite the above, I really enjoy sailing in heavy air with the staysail and a reefed main. Good sail shape, stability and manageable sail areas. When and if we build a storm jib, it will be deployed on the forestay.
Hope this helps -
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