The problem with the whole storm jib thing on a small, simple coastal boat with roller furling
is how do you deploy it. You either need to take the jib off the furler
and feed the storm jib up the luff groove. Pretty much impossible once it gets nasty, or set up some sort of removable stay, or strong halyard
to set it flying. There are the galerider systems that loop around the rolled up sail, but its all more complexity and clutter most of the time. If you are only doing 150 mile hops then you pick your weather, and in the worst case scenario you motor
sail with the deep reefed main to get to windward. With this approach you need strong sails, because the rolled up jib becomes you storm jib. But I dont have a big issue with it for coastal stuff.
The third reef in the main comparatively adds minimal extra complexity.
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