I agree with what Chuck says at #13.
Upwind, a deeply furled genoa
sail, is mostly a nuisance: the sail is too deep, to high, for far forward. BUT it can be used in heavy going downwind. The infinite steps between its 'reef points' are a great pro for heavy weather
on hanks can become a disaster too. Think what you do if the halyard
snags or jams. Similar nightmare when a furling
sail stops furling
(say you get a top swivel jam). Etc. Chose your (potential, hopefully) nightmares. ;-)
And what Chuck says about light winds is also so true: get best storm sails
you can and store them in a cool and dry place. Then pull out you light weather
kit (or else make sure your diesel
tank is very deep).
Hugs to all posters,