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post #24 of Old 12-29-2006
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Single Handed Sailing

I single hand in Buzzard's Bay on a Hunter 25, use a shock cord to hold your tiller arm in place but keep in-mind if you fall off your boat may keep going. Make sure you have a roller furler (I don't), you have jiffy reefing so your lines should be all-set, make sure you have a hook if you use a mooring. One hand should be on the tiller/pedestal and one on the hook to grab the mooring line, I wait until it passes to my Laboard side. Keep a fm/am radio on board or you may start talking to yourself, let many folks know where you are when you are leaving and when you expect to return and keep a cell phone on your person in a plastic well sealed bag in case you go overboard, keep a life preserver on and if possibly keep a line on you.

Have fun.
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