I was surprised that I use my zippered bonneted jib, with out the bonneted portion ,zipped on , as much as I do,!!!
I guess that means that I use the Jibtop in the first reef position, most of the time.
The Jib is the standard size supplied by Sam Morse Co.
That Jib, is a most powerfull head sail, on a BCC 28’.
Because, I copied a ss pulpit from another BCC, and use a Pardey style downhaul, the jib, drops inside the lifelines, and doesn’t shift overboard, then I use a Hasse octopus to secure it to the lifelines , a system , that works for me .
I also use a Hasse created “spindrifter”, which has saved my bacon a number of times, especially that 52 day off season passage from OZ to Bali , which light air was predominate every day!
I did feel so fortunate to have daily weather info sent to me over sailmail, by Bil of S/V BCC Zygote , who was located in Penang, Malaysia, at the time.
A single hander needs all the help he can get, and having Bil’s assistance with weather info, helped me get through a heap of difficult situations, ie: light and variable wind conditions, and fuel and water, already used up, not to mention the Bali Bombing, just before my arrival , there!
I certainly do appreciate all the help, that BCC Owners share with other fellow BCC owners, on this Forum.
If you choose a BCC or FC , you are blessed with a very good decision, in your life !
Douglas , BCC Calliste, 072