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post #10 of Old 06-07-2011
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Because I single hand often enough, being on a mooring greatly simplifies everything. Relative to other single-handing issues, I would say the following items help a lot: 1. An auto pilot (relatively obvious). 2. "Hoving to" (a solution for many potential problems), e.g., upside down or fouled dingy that you are towing and need to untangle, taking a genoa down when over-powered, reefing the main when over-powered, having a relatively quiet lunch in boisterous seas, one of a number of man overboard tactics....Oh, that's right, you're single-handing...:>). Actually we throw stuff over just to practice, and the best technique for me is to jibe on man overboard...With this technique, I more often end up where the hat is.
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