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What is considered moderate? 10-15? if so, while my boat heels easy, with 4-5 folks on the rail I can use my 15-20 with needing a reef right in this range depending upon wind temps, ie colder sooner than warmer. I find for my rig, a 110 then is the better sail.
BUT, with that in mind my cruise/day sail genoa is a 140 which is nice for this purpose, I can go about to the same winds before needing to reef, but i usually only have spouse and myself or equal on board, with a crew I can go another 5-7 knots of wind before needing to reef. An issue I did not realize when I ordered this sail tho, I recall you probably with the same, I have a mini forestay. My old 133-135 could go around the stay easy enough, the 140 does not, then again, it might be because the 140 is a new laminate, the old a 25 yr old original dacron sail and very flimsy. If I had to do this again, I would go a bit smaller in the 130-135 range to hopefully avoid this issue.
I could see a sail somewhere tween the 155 and 95, where is another story and issue, how you use the boat, when you need said sail etc. but tween 120-140, or even a 145 if racing, reef, then a 110 depending upon how the 95 is cut, or a 110-120 with a full luff if the 95 is a shorter luff but longer LP. I am toying with a 95% foretriangle, the is luffed about 80% vs my 110 at 95%, but an LP around 100-105 for windy days 30-40knots before needing a storm jib.
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