Over the winter i will buy a new main and headsail. The current
main has suffered from UV and is brittle in places and will be binned, but recently a sailmaker
who did a repair on the headsail suggested it has another season in it.
I will replace the headsail regardless so i might keep the old headsail but i am not sure how i can use it. Obviously if i manage to trash my new sail then it is handy to have a spare.
I am wondering however if it would be any good for down wind
sailing, dropping the main and running two headsails? I assume that the sail is a 150% and the replacement would be the same. Is it possible (comfortable/safe) to run with two 150% or am I better off with a smaller second sail?
Assuming i am better off with a smaller sail, would recutting the sail be a sensible thing?
If the old sail is bagged up and stored away in the cabin
for a couple of years will I still get a "seasons" worth of sailing out of it?