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Re: Best jib sizes/sail plan for 27' sloop
I sail with a 115 up front, I don't give up much in medium air really, and almost nothing when it's really light as the 150 hangs there looking dumb (don't race, and I could get a code 0 I guess), but it will furl to 80 or 90% without losing much shape. Main has a single reef. Typically I can cope with a full foresail and a reefed main to 20kts, then furl in some foresail to 25. Above that, I go home but the boat would likely sail just fine with a deeper furl, or even dropping the main. Note that I sail almost exclusively single-handed.
To my mind, a 135 is a good all-round sail if you just have the one. If you are going to get a heavy weather sail then you might as well get a 150 up for lighter stuff and hope you get a chance to switch down to the smaller sail before it gets too snotty.
1974 C&C27 MkII
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