01/19/2004 3:22 PM Pacific Time
I am curently in need of new head sails but not sure which way to go. For Sail #6993 has a 110 badly stained and probably an original sail. Should I buy another 110 or 135 or 150. My thinking tells me a 135 would be a good middle of the road choice for cruising in Florida waters. I appreciate your input!
For Sail #6993
|David J. Pierce
Boat Name: Little Miracles
Hull No. 12822
Hailing Port: Cypermort Point, Louisiana
01/19/2004 6:10 PM Pacific Time
If you have a 110, I would get a 150. When the wind gets too strong to fly the 150, the 110 will be just right. I am sure it would be nice to have an intermediate, but I can think of a lot more crucial ways to spend my boat bucks.
Boat Name: Twilight Zone
Hull No. 15546
Hailing Port: Melbourne, FL
01/19/2004 6:17 PM Pacific Time
Bob - I agree with David. Unless you are going to get a furling headsail, I would definitely spend my money on a 150. I have loaned a 150 to folks that had never flown anything but a 110. They couldn't believe the difference it made in the boat's performance. I carried around my old stained 110 for years before I finally replaced it. I found that in really heavy air 15-20 kts, the 110 and a reefed main really made the boat go fast upwind. Off wind we would shake out the main and pole out the jib and still go fast.