My 26X has a furler with genoa & cover. For trailering, I would like to downgrade to bare forestay.
Perhaps the simplest way would be to swap the entire forestay-furler-sail with another 26X owner who wants to upgrade from his bare forestay?
Your jib furler with a beautiful canvas UV cover cover is a clean set up and other than removing the cover it makes deploying and stowing the jib from the cockpit easy withoiut going forward. Your furling jib was designed to be furled, which means the luff curve will be different from that of a hanked on sail. You will need a new forestay, modify the sail with hanks and buy a jib sail bag, if you do not have one. If the reason you want to convert it is you do not like the UV cover an OPTION is have a sail maker sew a sunbrella cover on and eliminate the seaparte UV cover.
She's our floating picnic-blanket & tent.. We raise and lower the mast every time we drop her in various mountain lakes around Denver. We even leave the mast home sometimes. A bare mast is easy, but a mast loaded with a genoa is cumbersome.