Originally Posted by Jace2
Thanks, Jeff_H, much to think about, and interesting thoughts on the learning better techniques and 'developed skills' aspect.
Okay, so Jeff, what do you say about a cantankerous 6' 3" 240lb 50 year old with one arthritic left hand and a helluva lotta' guts (both figurative and literal), single handling a 53' 46,000 displacement boat?
Can it be done?
I would call this fairly reasonable good health. I am 60, and in Feb could not hold a pencil after cancer treatment. Last month I siingle handed from Costa Rica to the Panama Canal. I sail a 46ft cat with a cutter rig
. I had all kinds of weather. Including going downwind with headsail alone doing over 11 knots. As Jeff types it more about what kind of boat you sail. It could be a tub, or a good sailing vessel will make the difference.......i2f