Re: Small boat single handed hoisting
my boat has a gentle weather helm, so here's what I do: set the boat on a close-hauled tack, tie off the tiller (or wheel) so she's self-balanced. move traveller to leward and give the mainsheet some slack. when you start hoisting it won't catch much wind ... now hoist main while the boat sails herself, close-hauled. when done, tack/jibe to new heading, adjust sails, and off you go ... also works for reefing and lowering the main.