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Re: Single Handing Made Easy - What Are Your Techniques?

I've always enjoyed getting out alone on my 18 and expect to do the same on my 25 after I've gotten comfortable with it.

The C-25 has no auto-pilot and no roller furling. The only headsail is a 135% genoa.

The good news is that both halyards are lead to the cockpit.

It will be a learning experience, but I think I will hank on the headsail at the mooring and tie it down with some sort of 'quick release' line lead to the cockpit. Once I've motored down the river to open water, I don't which sail I'll be raising first. Trial and error I guess.

I'll be rigging a downhaul for the jib; the main will likely come down on its own (we'll see). Not sure how I'll be securing the jib for the transit back up the river.

I'll get out first on a day with dead air and just go through the motions. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Zen Again

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