Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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Call me chicken, but solo = motor down (mine lifts for drag)in case I need it NOW, no poles, auto-inflatable PFD with cell phone in a zippy, and I never go DDW if I can help it, and then rig a preventer via a snatch block to the bow cleat and back to a winch (let's me keep it tight from both sides, mainsheet and preventer).
It's much easier on the nerves KNOWing the boom can't do diddly until you tell it to.