Originally Posted by casey1999
I don't think the owner ever planned to single hand it.
Eh, we're thread drifting but sometimes a wife isn't crew, she's a passenger. Depends on your wife(or husband if you're a female sailor). And your 13 year old daughter better be Laura Dekker if you really expect her to crew.
I can totally understand why people ditch floating boats though. I wouldn't want to experience this in storm conditions: