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Dave Kall
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Second the vote for a reef in the the staysail. Had that on our WS 32 and sailed 2 1/2 days with reefed staysail and storm main. Great combo and great balance.

Invest in a storm trysail. Don't put the third reef in the main. The reason is: what happens if you blow out the main. Do you carry a spare? Doubt it. The main gets plenty of use anyway. Save it for the calmer and marginal wx, not the extreme. The main is an underrated sail, try sailing for a day without one. Need it to keep the vessel moving on most all points of sail. Basically; don't unnecessarily risk the main.

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