Originally Posted by Bill O
You have added additional helpful facts in this thread in where and how you would potentially use it.
Similarly I'm usually the one going forward w/the asym. to work it. This is why I added the point about sail cloth weight. If the sail is too heavy, it will be a chore to get it on deck to set it up (then not used as much).
The code zero would be much easier to set up, deploy and thus used more often. Would get a quote for the whole set up (furler, sail, etc.) and see if it fits your budget
An old school
alternative might be to create a removable inner stay close to the furler with a hank on drifter. With this configuration one can actually tack the sail w/o furling
it like you would w/a code zero. Not too common any more, but a very useful sail.
Both good suggestions.
OP, do you want a light drifter type sail to use for really light wind days? If so, hoist it behind the furled genoa just as described above. It doesn’t even have to have a stay as long as the luff is built strong - use the halyard
to tension it. It could have a furler for convenience, but if you’re only using it in light airs then hoisting and dropping it whole is fine.
If you can fashion a bowsprit
(the A-frame idea is one to explore and would have the added benefit of moving the anchor
roller forward, away from your hull
if you’re OK to make your boat longer, otherwise the folding up version - an alternative is an offset deck mounted bow pole - check the Selden offering) then a gennaker or flat code-zero on a furler is the more expensive but neater solution. Paint
a UV stripe on it (cloth is too heavy for the lightweight material you want to use) and leave it up while cruising, deploying it whenever you want, with the genoa always available. It will need to be furled to tack.
Otherwise, the simplest is to replace your genoa for the summers with a lighter version. This won’t work on the odd windy day, but if you’re day sailing
you could swap out the sails.