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Like everything else...it depends.

It depends as DFerron says what the boat is used for
It depends on the prevailing wind conditions
Not sure about the dimension, but we dont feel the need for the laminate sails so we have the challenge without


We have two headsails ( furler) for instance

135- 7 oz challenge sailcloth for March, April, October, Nov, Dec sailing- as the wind is heavier(denser) (cold air), and the average wind speeds often exceed 15 knots as fronts are moving through quite frequently

155- 6 oz challenge sailcloth for May, June July and most of September as the winds tend to stay in the 5-15 range, (Hot, less dense air) and it is easier to fill and move 6 oz vs 7 oz sailcloth.

Both sails have foam luffs on our Harken furler. If we have larger winds in nthe summer months we find it easier to furl the 155 down to 135 or 120.

Dave
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