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A neighbor of mine had a RF 155 made last summer works well for him on a hunter 27 or 28? It has 2 reefs built in. He got a UK tape drive carbon IIRC, altho it maybe the TDS, slightly less expensive, but still a tapedrive. I got a tds main last summer.
I've been hanked until Oct when a new 155 carbon came in, that will be used for racing. I have on order for spring delivery a 135 or 140 in a high cut clew. Cannot remember off the top of my head which it is. That will be the cruiser, across puget sound for dinner and back.
I also have a 110 dac/mylar that I use in winds above 15-20 with spouse cruising, or 20'ish racing. Along with a 130 1.5oz nylon reacher coming for the <7knot wind eveing summer races.
My old genoa was about a dacron 135 that was later cut with a higher clew. That is a nice way to go for cruising. For around puget sound where I am, a HC 140 to me would be better, I'm seeming to recall that is what I ordered, will have to look it up. If it is a 135, may change it out to a 140......You may want to look at Ullmans CAL sails, a laminate that is the same price as a high end dacron, with equal life. I know of one person with this sail, luvs it! Got a RF155 for his 40' live aboard, furls great, sails faster than his dac sail did, but at 20 yrs old, most sails are pretty well shot!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!