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Re: Harness and Tether Recommendations?

Originally Posted by Joel H. View Post
But, because I have read that a lone sailor, (that's me, most of the time) being dragged along beside or behind the boat, can have a real problem (read: imposable) reboarding, I still feel less than secure! Any thoughts here would be appreciated.
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Joel H.
If single handing, I avoid using the auto pilot and I always trim the boat for a little weather helm. If you take you hands off the helm (or go overboard) the boat will head up and go into irons, It might also heave-to. Either way the boat is stopped.

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