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Single handing a 50 footer with a kite.

I met a guy who has a beautiful S&S 50, built in the early 50's (wooden, of course). He was telling me that he has single handed it under Spinnaker. The running rigging is all original and he doesn't have an auto pilot (don't know that he would want to use it down wind if he did). Seems like a lot of boat to single hand with a kite. I'm assuming the fact that it's a full keel boat makes it much more stable, and therefore possible. It this correct?
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