"Depending on your point of view, singlehanding is dangerous, foolhardy, illegal (since you can't maintain the mandatory watch), etc. Or, it can be a thrilling, adventurous, brave thing to do. I kinda subscribe to both camps, depending on my mood of the moment :-)) "
Exactly! My years of offshore fishing have tempered me to only one way of doing it and I know that couldnt be right!
Thanks so much for the welcome and advice, I have lurked on sailnet for quite some time and have always found lots of nice, knowledgeable folk.