Originally Posted by jaschrumpf
Mine, too. The only time I've reefed so far I knew the conditions in advanced and put in the reef at the dock. I also had two crew with me. She handled great in 20+ winds with two reefs and the little Yankee-cut jib. These winds were a surprise, to say the least.
Do you have an ez-reef set up and have your halyard marked?
Honestly, I'd be spooked to leave the cockpit in big wind if I were singlehanding. Maybe someday.
For now, give me crew. I'll send them forward in the stink.