Owning a 30ft Lyle Hess Falmouth Cutter (exactly like Taleisin) I'm considering having my sailmaker put a forth reefing point in her Marconi main instead of using a trysail. Skip Novak (Yachting World, etc.) suggests doing this instead of the Trysail and demonstrates that it is a much safer and a quicker way to depower during a storm. Currently I have no dedicated sail track for the trysail and I believe it was probably set flying by her previous owner.

Anyone have experience with this approach to storm sailing and know if a forth reef is a disadvantage to the mainsail's performance under typical conditions or for any other reason?

Thanks,
John