Illustrated construction specifications for a hanked-on storm jib.
Illustrated construction specifications for a storm trysail. Also for hanked-on storm jib, spinnakers and headsails.
A heavily reefed headsail does not work well as a storm jib. The Gale Sail is storm-sail size and is hoisted with its luff pouch surrounding the roller-furled jib. Provides a good but small airfoil while making sure the rolled headsail cannot be blown open.
A storm sail that fits over your roller-furled headstay reduces some of the risks of very heavy weather.
Collection of opinions and new ideas in storm sails, including a storm jib, hanked on a high-modulus (no-stretch) rope stay.