Originally Posted by jjablonowski
From what I've seen on the model-specific Web sites and from around the local marinas and harbors, most of the mods for your boat tend to facilitate operating solo or short-handed.
- roller furling genoa w/luff foam
- running all lines to cockpit, incl halyards, vang, and mainsail downhaul
- single-line reefing for mainsail
- autotiller and/or Tiller-Tamer (or similar tiedown for tiller)
- stern-launch anchor
- jacklines and in-cockpit tether-attachment point
- VHF in-cockpit mike or handheld VHF
I have all of the above that is bolded. I didn't install the roller furler
as I don't want to take the performance hit so for now I'm using hank on. I don't think I'd ever want to anchor
from the stern. Since I don't single hand and I sail in a lake, I don't need the jack lines
. lazy Jacks
would be nice. I picked up the floating ICOM IC-M34 VHF
Marine Transceiver and I'm very happy with it.
Marine Transceiver - Features - Icom America
My traveler is also mounted on the cabin house and I have an adjustable back stay. I have a solar panel mounted aft to trickle power to my battery. I have a full spin set up that runs to the cockpit on the port side, all my main and jib
halyards run to the starboard side. You can see the halyards in this pic as well as the traveler. I actually have 8 winches
, 2 on each side of the cabin house and 4 more in the cockpit. I also have some really nice instruments as well, digital knot meter and anemometer with wind direction indicator. All of this was installed by the PO.
So the next step is to get a bottom job and a nice light air 155 and I'll be racing in B Fleet.