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

Jib Sheets (pretty obvious), Jib Furling Line (obvious again), Traveler, Main Sheet, Vang, In-Haul, Out Haul, (Furling Main Sail), Asymmetrical Tack Line, Asymmetrical Sheets.

Our Main and Jib Halyards run through a Clutch on the mast, they are furling sails. In the spring we run them back to the cockpit and use the coach top winch to raise them. When we feel comfortable with the tension for general sailing, they are coiled and stored neatly on the mast. If we need to tweak halyard tension, they are brought back to the cockpit on a temporary basis as needed.

The asymmetrical spin halyard is at the mast on a cleat, we use a sock for hoisting and dousing.

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