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Do not quote me, BUT, I believe you can add something like a sock that some boats use on gale sails, that will fit over the furled genoa.
Another option, since many are designed to use in winds of less than 7-8 knots, a temp forestay can be used, ie line/rope that you hank the drifter to and pull up. If you have 2 jib and 1 spin halyard as I have, an easy task to do. 1 jib is holding the furled sail. the other then could be used as a temp halyard, with the spin halyard hoisting the drifter, or vice versa, ie spin as forstay, jib to hoist.
OR, you can have a sail maker remove the hanks and install the appropriate luff tape to fit you furler, remove the genoa on to the deck when using the drifter, drop the drifter when the wind pipes up, and re hoist the bigger/heavier genoa. This would probably be my 1st choice, with the temp stay right in there depending upon how many jib/spin halyards you have. The first option would be last option in my opinion. At least for me anyhow.
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