I got a short sail on one in San Francisco
bay back in the 70s. If I had to cross oceans in an under 20 foot boat, it would be a Havsfidra. I went big time and did it in a 26 footer. In the Contessa 26 I sacrificed the stb part of the Vberth and put a wet locker just forward of the regular hanging locker, and moved the head
from the center to the stb side forward of the new wet locker. Worked out just fine. I could never understand how anyone would need 4 berths on a small boat anyway. With 4 reefs
in the main, you will probably never need your trysail, but they do make a wonderful roll stopper. At anchor
or running under head sails
, hoist the trysail as high as you can and sheet it as far aft as you can, and keep it fairly flat. It will take all of the snap out of rolling. Also, you might want to google
. They are designed for transom hung rudders and are simple to make for a small boat. Mine worked great. When people tell you that you cant cruise
in a small boat, just ask them for their address and send them a postcard of the places they wish they were, but havent finished paying for their boat yet. Best of Luck to You. _____Grant.