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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I have been single handling all over the Caribbean on my little sloop since I was 19. Made possible by self steering devices, be it wind vane, tiller mate, jib sheet to tiller, what ever. I have yet to meet a sailor who can hold a course better for extended periods of time. The more proficiant I became at useing self steering devices, the better sailor I became. I have hand steered many many miles on many deliveries, heaving to when I can't stand it any more. It suck's! I'm older than 35 now by a few years, but I used to be younger (grin)
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