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I regularly singlehand my Sabre 34. I've redone all the running rigging to run control lines aft. My boat does have a cabin top traveler. I've installed a completely new system which allows traveler controls to be handled while at the helm. Additionally, I installed a 6:1 block on the mainsheet so I wouldn't need to control it with a winch. I've thought about single line reefing but I've never needed it on the bay, I just reef way early if I see weather coming... be aware!

The first two years of singlehanding I didn't have an auto-pilot, but I worked out a system where I would stand in front of the pedestal and reach behind me to steer. Everything else is within comfortable reach. Furling, Sheets, vang, cunningham, halyards etc. etc.

This year I installed an auto-pilot. I can say without hesitation it has made the experience 100x more enjoyable!

If I had to do it all over again.. I'd make sure that the boat had a deck layout that was conducive to redesigining the running rigging and make sure that you have a least one place in the cockpit where you can really be in total control so that you don't have to move much to do the important things. I'd probably buy the same boat!

Special thanks to JeffH for the inspiration. I saw him on his Farr a few times and I thought.. Heck, if HE can do it SO CAN I!
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