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post #45 of Old 10-17-2012
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Re: Sailing alone??

When i single hand pretty much all the time other then when i bring freinds sailing. But the one thing i do do when i bring friends sailing it i show them how to start the motor and put it in gear and how to use the motor. Also i should them how to let the sails out. and if i or any one else falls over boared let the sails out right away and keep a eye on the person in the water. But when im by my self i leave the cockpit a lot to fix the genny if it gets caught or to reef or raise/ lower the sails. doing it by yourself you just get use to doing it before your in a congested area like a harbor you drop sails before the harbor and motor in exspecaily if im staying in the harbor.
Ive learned a lot about single handing. never fell in and hope to never fall in. Also i suggest that single handers wear life jackets good idea. i usally only wear my in heavy weather.
to the op. 26' if a good size boat and any boat you can get use to single handing making routens.

16' mistral sailboat, And 27' coronado
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