So... the leach line on my smaller genoa (I would think it's maybe a 105/115 or so, reaches to just behind the mast), has snapped half way up so the sail flogs in any sort of breeze, the dacron is brittle, some seams are coming apart and the foot and the leach also were sunburnt by a PO. Basically I fear this particular sail may be pretty much at the end of its usable life. Probably a bit past it to be fair, but there you go.
Anyway, I have a reasonable condition larger genoa (would guess a 150) which is fine for the lighter air days we often get up here, but it is not going to reef down to anything approaching a decent shape in some of the heavier winds I like to go out in (20-25kts).
I guess I am now in the market for a new genoa, I'm thinking of getting something around the 115 mark, should be good for 18-20 at full size, and yet should still reef with a reasonable shape down to about an 85 for when it really starts to get a little snorty. The 150 should reef down OK to about 130 for those 12-18 days.
Any flaws in my plan? I almost always singlehand, don't race but I do like to try and have the best sail and sail shape available all the time. Would a 130 be a better all-round replacement for both? My concern is that if it kicks up a bit, the 130 might not reef with a good shape.
Or of course I just carry on until I actually shred the old one