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post #129 of Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?

got the new sail in the mail(yup still like reading it on the throne rather then on a screen). Read the two articles about not bringing everything aft. Have brought everything aft but still have winches on the mast and cringles in the mainsail. That way can do it either way if needs be. Think all the tech is great but for a small boat sailor you still need to run the boat when stuff breaks/fouls etc. Got three ways to steer the boat- wheel, emergency tiller and autopilot. Each on separate arms off rudderpost. Also have a way to steer when rudder fails. Got weather fax through SSB but have a recording barometer. Got electronic up the ying yang but also papercharts,sexton and merlin. Best is got an engine and SAILS. Same kind of thinking. Would just suggest we all think about what we will do when the gizmo breaks.

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