Join Date: Apr 2018
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Re: Single hand a 40 foot boat?
TQA, Jeff_H makes some interesting points but I still have to side with your choice for a world cruiser and one to single hand. Jeff's might be okay for around the bay or coastal hops. I have sailed for many, many, days at a time with the main stowed under the sail cover. In the trade winds, as Bill Seifert says, "It is easier to pull a boat than to push it." A main sail has little use to me when off the wind. A big jib is what is needed the most and a stay sail is at the ready, on roller furling, when the wind really pipes up. They can't make one boat and one rig to suite all situations.