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Re: Top 10 Sailboats Easiest & Best to Single Hand
Just about any boat can be sailed solo within reason and with a bit of thought/work leading lines to a location you want, especially with an autohelm of some type.
It's everything else that gets to be a problem especially as size goes up, docking, raising anchor, moving sails.
I know I can get a 38' boat into a slip, getting it moored solo is where it gets very interesting. (I don't own a 38' boat). No problems if there a couple people to catch lines on the dock.
I'm very much a solo sailor, only had people on board twice this past summer. My boat is my happy place where I go to get away from everything, don't want people messing up my solitude! This may very well change when I retire and no longer have to deal with customers and quotes day in and day out. I'm really not that anti-social, probably would be without a boat though!