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post #2 of Old 08-03-2012
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Re: Good boat for learning to sail single-handed in the San Diego area?

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Keep in mind that a longer boat will have better directional stability than a shorter boat, generally. Look into a tiller activated auto pilot. I couldn't live wthout mine when sailing alone. Bigger boats can also be more forgiving, so long as the poop doesn't hit the fan. Then you have more poop hitting a bigger fan. The Cat 30 might be a good choice. It's beamy and stiff and has the DWL to give you some directional stability. Of course, smaller boats are much easier to dock by yourself.

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