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Re: Sailing Singled Handed & No Watch at Achor

Like Chuckles said, keep reading. One thing to read about is the "thorny path." It is not NEARLY as easy to sail from Florida south and east into the Caribbean as it would appear just from looking at a map.

Then read about autopilots and wind vanes. Most people, even single-handing, do not take the sails down and just drift when they need to sleep. They keep on sailing, take very short cat-naps, and get up and check the horizon every few minutes.

Good luck with your further research--you need to do a lot of it!
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