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Re: Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?

Electronics just above sliding hatch over companionway in coaming. One set there,one set at nav station, one set at wheel. Lines at gradual angle from foot of mast. All approaches to mast free of lines. Lines above deck. Can be cleared,examined or re -reeved easily. Hard dodger designed with running lines aft in mind. With autopilot remote can run boat without ever getting out from under the dodger except for sheets.. No green water issues.Do what ever floats your boat but nice to sit under dodger with honey below and be in touch with each other and out of the wind and weather. Nice to not have to wake anyone up to reef or hoist. Have rule no one goes forward without someone watching them whenever there is more than one on the boat. Respect the Captain's opinion - just see it differently. Respect their appreciation of KISS. Chart book and cruising guide only come up at landfall. Never go overboard.If wet can dry-if overboard gone. The race boats seem to have no trouble going around the world by themselves with everything brought aft.

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