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post #5 of Old 10-27-2004
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135% vs 150%

The decision is easy...

Are you uptight about the fastest speed and don''t mind reefing and sail handling? Do you have racing mentality? If so go with the 150 and make sure you order color coordinated foul weather gear with the sail.

But...If you are laid back and don''t worry about that stuff do the 135 and break out the wine and cheese. Forget the foul weather gear and buy ponchos at the dollar store.

Seriously, if I had only one headsail it would be the 135 because it''s more versitile. However, a 150 or light air sail can be purchased through a broker much cheaper than doing Sailrite. Over the years I''ve purchased 1-2 yr old top name brand sails in mint or unused condition through Bacon for a fraction of new cost.

Supply on used sails should be up now due to hurricane damaged boats...there are 100s in Florida that no longer need them and their sails will show up at the broker''s office.
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