Look under the deck
and see if there is provision for carrying the load to the hull
. May be a healthy beam that goes from rail to rail and possibly with knees to fasten it to the hull
or a tie rod to a glassed in floor. If it's just a padeye fastened to the deck, it's probably for a guy. There is considerable vertical loading on a staysail that will cause the deck to flex if the load is not properly supported.
The T41 is a an ideal boat to go with a true cutter/double headsail rig. You can probably fit a reefable genoa
staysail and and a 100% jib
on a furler
and have all the sails
you need for 90% of your sailing. Still would want a code zero
or asym for light air offwind work.
I've lusted after the T41 since it first came out. Seemed like a perfect boat to tweak the rigging
for cruising. The mast
is just about amidship which screams double headsail.