Originally Posted by AdamLein
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.