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I've tried it when singlehanding but so far I'm not convinced.
1) Trip hazard in the cockpit, right in front of the companionway? When singlehanding? Seriously?
2) I don't like sitting in one place for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Crossing the boat to trim the jib is a good excuse to move around and point my head the other direction. I need to peek under the jib to look for traffic more often than I need to trim the jib anyway.
3) I think on dinghies you really don't want to move around if you don't have to, because you are the ballast. But on bigger boats, moving around isn't as much of a big deal.
1. What are you going down the companionway for. The beer should be on deck and real men piss off the rail.
2 Up your Ritalin dose. Once you get on a starboard tack and have the sheets balanced you don't have to move a muscle until land is near which could be months depending on your location.
3. Your kidding right, moving around is always a big deal.
And of course if the motor is on you instantly take as nap. Ask Benne
P.S. The above comments are a lame attempt at humor, no offense meant.
Last edited by davidpm; 10-30-2011 at 11:14 AM.