At 62 and with a bad back and bad knees I am not about to give up the thing I love the most, Sailing. I have rigged my 1976 30' Hunter so once I leave the dock I don't have to leave the cockpit. All of my lines
including reefing lines
run to the cockpit. Last season I installed Lazy Jacks
so even after I drop the sail, I can wait to flake the main. My one big expense was a windlass
. I wear a tethered harness
and life vest
when I am out by myself for safety and I am always very careful where i put my feet and hands. So far being over 60 hasn't caused me to stop sailing in fact now that I am retired I get to go much more often. Enjoy life while you can -you never know. Jeff - captain of the River Dragon.