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I just bought my boat last year after learning how to sail and for me there is really no question about singlehanding or not...if other people want to join me on the river I enjoy the company, but it is so nice to know I can hop on my sailboat and go out any time I please with or without crew. I'm a social person, so I love getting out there with all the gang on hand, but at the same time it has been such a satisfying experience to learn I can do this by myself, independently. So far in my sailing community I have had a very positive experience. The men here have treated me with a great deal of respect.
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I just bought my boat last year after learning how to sail and for me there is really no question about singlehanding or not...if other people want to join me on the river I enjoy the company, but it is so nice to know I can hop on my sailboat and go out any time I please with or without crew. I'm a social person, so I love getting out there with all the gang on hand, but at the same time it has been such a satisfying experience to learn I can do this by myself, independently. So far in my sailing community I have had a very positive experience. The men here have treated me with a great deal of respect.
Why should anyone ever think they can't do something just because they are a GIRL? Make your own rules in life- if you want to do something give it a try! The only one really holding you back is YOU.
To me, singlehanding is really the ultimate sailing experience. Just the peacefulness of being alone on the ocean. Good luck to you with your new boat and post pictures of your progress.
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For me, there is nothing that compares to singlehanding...especially on a challenging day. When I get safely back in the harbor, the sense of accomplishment is incredible...in fact, today i broke my own speed record! (and heeling too, but oh well!)

I've found that sailing solo gives a confidence that bleeds over into other areas of life...

Roller furling makes handling easier...and what I wouldn't give for some lazy jacks. (a must for the next boat)
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Just got a new mainsail...can I add the L/J now, after the fact?

How hard/pricey is that to do?
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The only modification you need to make is to the sailcover. Doesn't impact the sail. There's at least a couple of threads with instructions and drawings for lazy jack systems on the site. Try entering "lazy jacks" in the search box at the top. Homemade ones are not that expensive.
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Might have to screw in a little hardware into your boom in several places to tie on and either on mast or under your spreaders but were talking a couple hours here nothing more...some folks like them to retract out of the way some dont care...so it dosent have to be internally lead in the mast or get real fancy to have efective LJ ..here is about the simplest way to do it ...there are tons of examples out there...both retractable and stationary. These would be considered stationary even though they are adjustibal.


Lazy Jacks ( sailnet store keeps steeling my link...Give me a minute )




There are kits for around 2 to 300.00 but you can do it yourself for 50.00

I have a 40 footer so there are 5 attachment points on my boom so you might need 3 or 4 on yours but thats just a couple extra rings or direct ties down from the main line to the boom at angles.. mine was/is 1/4 cotton line...if it has to break it will..
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Wow...thanks for the info! I was looking at others' boats today and you're right...not a major install. I think it would definitely help me when out solo.
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