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Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering
Beej, I am a noob, too. You are one season behind me, but likely to pass me in skills soon! The only time I am behind the wheel is when under motor. I am constantly checking my gauges and looking back to check to make sure the water pump is working correctly.
But when sailing, it is usually one hand on the jib sheet and one hand on the wheel. When the sails are balanced, I don't need to even steer, but on my C&C if you lean over or move just a bit, it throws the balance off. A sensitive boat.
Singlehanding isn't too bad if you get a good weather window. The most terrifying part is going forward to reef the main. Reefing from the cockpit is essential for the noob!
I practiced under main alone for quite a while before I first rolled out the jib. Do you have roller furling?
1977 C&C 27 MKIII
Last edited by FirstCandC; 03-25-2014 at 03:10 PM.