How about setting it up like this. You have a 135% on your furler
, & by the time you've wound it up enough for it to lose it's shape, it's down to 105% or so. Thus it's good for everything from light'ish air, up until it's time to take a reef in the main. Say 20kts.
Then, your Solent stay is setup so that it's tack is 2' or so behind the headstay (& is detachable - see below). With the top of the stay being 2'-4' below your regular headstay.
So now, when you set your Solent, it fills about 75-80% of your foretriangle. Being that it's clew is cut so that it's a foot or three in front of your spar & shrouds.
Thus, it's a "reef & a half" smaller than your previous (1/3rd rolled) jib. And thus good to say 30kts +/-. And from there, you've got 2 reefs
which you can still take in the main, prior to putting up storm canvas
; forward, & or on the spar itself.
Also, if you like, you can rig up your 2nd stay so that it's both a Solent, & a Cutter Stay. Which gives you heaps more options. Including; hanking all kinds of jibs & light air canvas
onto the Solent Stay, going to smaller jibs yet on the Solent Stay. And when you're in an area where it blows hard, regularly, simply move the base of the stay back to the Cutter position. It's not as if the sail will know the difference.
And as has been said, you don't have to fiddle with runners.
Here's the original thread on detachable Solent/Cutter stays Removable Cutter Stay vs Solent Stay
And then my 1st commentary on making a stay do dual duty (which has evolved a bit since then). Removable Cutter Stay vs Solent Stay
There's a 2nd commentary a bit further on in the thread, as well.
But also, given the advances in Synthetic Rigging
, it's an easy setup to assemble. As if you use a Sparcraft Snapshackle to attach the stay/it's hardware
to the deck
, then it takes but a moment to move it forward or aft, including re-tensioning the stay in it's new position.
So to me, making said stay do double duty only make sense. As it opens up the range of sails which you can fly, greatly. That, & since the stay's not fixed, you can take it aft, when you're somewhere where you'll be tacking a lot.