In answer to your latest question, no. Storm jibs are custom made for specific boats and their weight and material are often specified by the owner, consulting with their sailmaker
. One owner may want a high cut sail to keep it from catching waves. Another may want a low cut sail to keep the center of effort low. One may want the sail to last for fifty years. Another has to have it to enter a race
(like Bermuda) and if it lasts three storms, before it needs replacing, he's fine with it. A heavier boat might go with a bigger sail than a lighter boat. Your best bet, if you are not having one custom-made, might be to try out several from the available inventory in your foretriangle. (Hoisting them to see how they fit and if the jib
leads you already have will work.) If the seller has dozens, he may even allow you to go sailing with several likely prospects, so you can see how the boat balances. ) In a situation where you need a storm jib
, you want it to work, and not create nasty surprises.