Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, Rhode Island
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I take it you've already got a hank-on jib and a hank-on genoa.
In order to fit into the slot in the extruded foil that will surround your forestay, as part of your furling system, each sail will need to be retrofitted with a luff tape--akin to a boltrope--that in your case is likely to be a size #6.
When you talk to your sail loft about the retrofit, for the genoa at least, ask them about adding Foam Luff Pads, also. When partially furling a large headsail like a genoa, in order to reef (or reduce its area), the resulting exposed sail becomes very baggy in the middle, utterly defeating the whole idea of reefing. Adding foam in the center of the headsail's luff reduces baggyness, making the reefed sail flatter and restoring your ability to point.