Barkmecrazy, I am also female (not an excuse, just a fact!
) and last season I pretty much did not single-hand with a key reason that I could not get the main up myself (it was also my first season with my PSC 37). Let me know how your clam cleat idea works out.
I have a feeling there will be much experimenting on my part in order to really figure out single-handing. But definitely looking forward to the adventure. I feel super lucky that so many PSC sailors have shared their methods and suggestions. I can't wait to get started. My boat launches for the season this next week. YEAH!!!