Originally Posted by outbound
.... .... See alot of boats with no trysail nor storm jib
. On many of the production boats noted in this thread seems difficult to rig
these sails. Is is safe to be dependent on a triple reefed main and rolled up headsail?
A mass production cruiser comes rigged for what most people use the boat: Coastal cruising, simply be causes it is less expensive to rig
it that way and anyway most people would not need more than that so, why waist money?
There are some production cruisers, like the Rm and the Allures and other voyage boats that come already with a cutter rig
plus a place for a removable geenaker or code 0 on a furler
. Boats like that point to clients that want boats already prepared for blue water cruising, so that makes sense but, off course, makes the boats more expensive.
Almost all modern cruisers of 36ft and over have the needed stability and can be adapted for blue water cruising. If you want and ask for that, the factory or the dealer in conjunction with the factory, will do it. That can assume a fixed cutter configuration or more commonly a removable textile stay with a tensioner that can be mounted in seconds or even be mounted before bad time arrives (just some seconds). On that stay you can mount a smaller front sail (if you have mounted on the furler
a big genoa) or a storm sail.
The ones that use the boat only in coastal condition with an occasional small passage use many times a stormbag sail, or the american equivalent, to mount over the furled genoa if needed.