The real problem is if you're incapacitated, can your wife manhandle the sails if necessary??? IMHO, I agree with RichH, everything on a boat should ideally be capable of being handled by the smallest, least capable full crew member.
Originally Posted by Minnewaska
You guys are funny. My boat's too big. Geeesh.
I never said one person couldn't drop the main at all. In fact, I've done it alone on the deck in near 20kts of wind. Didn't enjoy it, but that wasn't the requirement. I said that flaking a traditional main over the boom isn't going to happen, so having the furler for day to day ops is great.
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