A lot of great advise from my single handing a PSC 37 question! Plenty of experienced salts out there willing to share!!
So far this season I have attempted raising the main, furling and unfurling the jib, plus docking -- all single handed. A few things I have learned on the way... 1) muscles are super necessary and should be ready for the task, however, can't make up for technique that provides mechanical advantage (e.g. loosened mainsheet when raising last feet of main, or a bit more head to wind when furling the jib); 2) the auto-pilot is not responding the way I thought it would for a tack or a gybe so more experimentation is needed; 3) my husband isn't thrilled with letting me learn single handing.
Still learning... And again thanks for the shared ideas!