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Got the same problem too. But with your info I finally, found out that it is from Oct 1979. I believe it is a N27S based on the cabin configuration but the sail says N27. I am about to buy a new mainsail and was wondering about the dimensions. My measurements of the old sail were 31ft and 9.5ft (foot) but all rigging configs show 10.25ft foot. I am pretty sure the boom would support 10.25ft. Just wanted to make sure.
When ordering a new sail your best bet is to have your sailmaker measure the rig anyway... that will ensure the best fit - "standard" dimensions are not always still the same 15 or 20 years on. This is one of the problems with using offshore sail sources too, as they will rely on class standard dimensions in many cases.
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Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)