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Part of me agrees with you, that's what we always did on our unreefable small one-design sloops. But with #1, it'll take all day if you have to go upwind, and with #2, you couldn't do it at all with the lee helm. A single, moderate jiffy reef might work for those days when the breeze kicks up and "home" is dead upwind.
I don't know this boat, but if the main is properly converted the additional boom and gooseneck hardware might be fairly simple.