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Re: Storm jib for CS30?
Going with the full inner forestay storm jib set up on Lake Ontario, especially on a boat like a CS 30, just doesn't add up to me. Its not a big enough body of water to justify riding out a serious storm on. I can not think of anywhere on the lake where you are more than 25 miles or so from safety.
If you decide to do a big trip some time further down the line, then order the sails you need for the trip, maybe 6 months or so before the trip. If you order a sail now, in case you want one for a longer ocean voyage some time in the future, it might just sit collecting dust in your basement.
It sounds like this was maybe your first season on the boat. You will likely start off with simpler trips over the next couple of seasons. Niagara On The Lake, Bay of Quinte, Thousand Islands. Why not try getting those trips off your list with your current sails (provided they are in decent condition). Then you will have a better idea of what it is you really need for tripping around. I think you will find there are lots of things to spend your money on before rigging inner forestays and having storm jibs made.