Originally Posted by robelz
Paulo, do you think, one can handle the MC34 Patton shorthanded?
I don't see why not with the reserve that it is a very powerful boat and will need a lot of work reefing when the wind builds up but that is the same with all fast boats.
The two more important things in what regards solo sailing are a very good stability (and a boat that sails with not much heel) and the for the sailor the possibility of having easy access to all lines and controls keeping a hand or being near the wheel or tiller. The big tiller and extension seems perfect for that.
The hull design, tiller and the rig setup seems to cover all the criteria. Although it is not a boat for an inexperienced sailor since it is a very powerful one (I would say that it is for an experienced sailor) but as I have said the same can be said regarding all very fast boats.