Additional question to all of you. I am just thinking to order staysail and need some comments.
I have a 44 feet slup with 15 ton discplacement and standard sails
40 sqm main, apprx 14 ounze
60 sqm roller, heavy 13 ounze, 100 sqm reacher
nothing else, only an old genua 3 for the roller but this doesnt help because i can not take down the 60 sqm heavy cloth and store somewhere, and the big new genoa
will be stronger that the old smaller one.
but even with the heavy cloth he shape is not good with 40% furled . i have a removable cutter
stay and a dinghy
on my fordeck but i think to get a high footed staysail with approx 18 sqm. also in 14 ounze with a reef to reduce to 12 sqm.
do you think this is big enough to make sense, sofar we are only sailing in the baltic
sea and with max 6-7 BFT . i had an old selftacking 18sqm jib
which was def. to small with a reefed main and 6-7 bft. but in the atlantik it may look different