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post #15 of Old 02-02-2006
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woman singlehanders

I don''t singlehand but I need to learn how to handle our ketch by myself. Reading this thread is giving me some confidence that I can do this. My husband keeps encouraging me but I just get cold feet. I always take the helm when we are out on Lake Michigan but when it comes to putting him (the boat) in his slip I get cold feet. We are 44 feet of steel and am afraid I will wreck someone elses boat if a screw up. I can back him out of the slip but putting him in is a different story. I admire all of you women sailors out there that are doing it themselves. I love sailing just need a captain aboard and I just need the confidence. My husband would be so proud!
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