110 on a furler
sounds good to me. Unless you sail mostly in a very light wind
area (Like Toronto, Canada), that should be plenty. If you are sailing alone, a smaller sail is easier to handle, gives better visibility forward, and induces less heel...all very important when sailing alone. A small jib and full main, properly trimmed, will only be slightly less fast than a huge jib, which will likely have you spilling your wind
as you heel over and whale on the tiller.
I used to race
Sonars (Kirby design small keelboat). In one particular race
, it was blowing 20 knots. I had a single
reef in the main, and my smallest jib. The other boats laughed, including another Sonar with a full main and big jib, who was heeled over and rail down. Needless to say, several other boats incurred mishaps, damage, and exhausted (frightened) crews, and retired from the race. I was one of the few boats that completed the race, and came in 2nd on corrected time. I am a fan of small sails, reefing early, and sailing safe. If I can see the bottom paint
on your keel
, you aren't doing it right.