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MY sails are shot. AT the sugestion of my rigger I am thinking of going from a 130 genie to a 110. The 130 I have now came with the boat and was not cut for this specific boat ( a 1979 Mariner 28) as it comes up about 6' short of the masthead. I sail most of the time singlehanded or with inexperienced crew and my thoght is that it will make things a little easier to tack etc. and with a properly fitted genie and a new main I should go as fast if not faster. Any thoughts before I commit to the sailmaker? By the way I will be using Harding Sails in Marion Mass anybody have experience with them? Bump

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On your 28' boat, I would not think it would be too difficult to handle the 130.

Thats just my opinion. I would think that you should be able to control it just fine by yourself, but than again, its up to you and your abilities.
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I'd stay with a 130. I'm not sure if you have roller furling, but even if you don't, you can have the sailmaker put in a set of reef points. It looks a little odd, but my old Sabre 28 had a North 130 with reef points and it worked well. I'd also stay with the 130 because in summer light air, you'll really appreciate it.

Since you're going through all the trouble of getting new sails, you may want to consider adding a roller furler if you don't already have one. Besides the convenience, it's a safety feature because crew doesn't have to go forward i bad weather. Also gives you more jib options.
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