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Use of mainsail

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After watching a lot of cruising youtubes I find that a lot of people sail with just a jib or a combo with a deeply reefed main. Is this really that common?

Is there a narrow window of wind speeds that merit the use of the main?
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It's just so easy to roll out the jib and go, a lot of sailors do out of of laziness. If you're not racing or trying to make a deadline, why go through the extra effort of uncovering and raising the main, then putting it all back away when you're done? Didn't used to be done that way before roller furling was common.
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