In the winter I sail j80's. Come crane in time our current cruiser feels sluggish and slow and we always end up motoring in anything under 10knots as we only make 1.5-2 knots.
To put it in prospective I was sailing a j80 against a knot of tide in 3 knots of wind today upwind and we were very slowly pushing the tide. probably making a knot Over the ground.
Our boat weighs 700kg more then a j80 and is near as damit the same length and LWL (3 bladed prop hunter horizon 26 twin keel)
Our current sails are pretty shot. I plan on getting a fully battened main. we have a reasonable symmetric spinnaker. But May also purchase a second hand cruising chute with snuffer as I singlehand most of the time.
What other steps can I take for a bit more OOMPH?
I know I will never get the performance of a j80 and i don't really want a racey fast boat otherwise I would buy a figaro or something similar (if I had the money )