I have read mention of storm jibs in the Newsletter, so I imagine this is a problem others have overcome. All comments welcome.
I had a Parker 285 (Spartacus) which I sold last year. It had a removable inner forestay fitted by the previous owner. It was a marvellous bit of kit that I used quite often when the forecast was F5/7, especially if not going downwind.
It had the deck plate for the forestay fitting reinforced by an attachment to the stringer in the anchor locker. I can't take a picture because I no longer have the boat. But maybe the current owners might if you contact them. They are members of the Association.
As it happens I was watching the latest video this morning from Eric Aanderaa - he has a YouTube sailing channel that is absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend his videos highly enough. He has just fitted an inner forestay on his Contessa. You might get some ideas. See the attached link.
Dark Star P275 No 36
Many thanks for the suggestions.
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