Originally Posted by Safari38LH
I think this will work
fine if you put a 2:1 halyard on for tension and have the jib
on a rollerfurler. You put it up before you go offshore
so it's ready if you need it.
If you are planning to hoist the rolled up jib before leaving, IMO you would be far better off with having a removable stay and a hank on sail bagged at its foot. Less windage when not in use, less expense, and far better windward performance when needed in strong winds.
Even with a 2:1 halyard, free flying sails
don't keep their luffs straight enough for windward performance... not just my opinion, but common knowledge as expressed here in other posts.