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Try that one for a start, Richard.
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Try that one for a start, Richard.
Thank you very much. It looks interesting.

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One problem with most published Polar diagrams is that they assume a full blown race crew with their weight in the right spot, i.e. weight on the rail. Because of that, polars and sail changes will be different than those for a fully crewed boats. Typically single-handers will have less weight aboard, and much less moveable ballast, and less crew to do sail changes. This puts a premium on setting up the boat with sails that work across as broad a wind range as possible and then designing the hardware, rig, and deck plan to allow rapid depowering (rather than furling or reefing.)


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As the OP posted in 2006 he may be OK by now.
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I picked up an tiller pilot for $125 in our marina and with a roller furling genoa find single- handing a pleasure on my C& previously stated docking takes practice and don't come into your well any faster then you are willing to hit your dock!
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