Hell no it wouldn't. Especially on such a short trip and the short window you may have to get bit after a jig stop offshore. You don't want to have to retie in a hot bite if you don't have to. You may just have one shot to get your winner, winner, chicken dinner. I think that is a great quiver right there. The only difference between a 2 1/2 day and an 8 day is simply the odds you will score. The same fish are mostly out there on both trips (if the locations and likelihood are a little different). 2 1/2 day is a crap shoot. Be prepared. I could take one 40lb rig on an 8 day and be happy because it's nearly always money and you even have time to break it, take a siesta, then get a boat set up and still fish 4 more days. That's what makes the longer trips more fun too, everyone is usually relaxed and knows they will get their fish. Most are fished out at the end with limits of at least a few species the norm.