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Re: Question about singlehanding

I don't single hand that much any more . I think having a auto pilot is really the key to the whole thing . On Westsails people do get rid of the staysail boom but you have to put T tracks on the house to give the staysail shape . Back to the single handing , many beers ago when we got our little cutter we did not understand how to reef it correctly . when the wind would build we would first haul down the Yankee and sail with Main and Staysail , that would create bad weather helm . For our boat the proper way to reef is to first reef the Main and if need be double reef it . Second would be reef the Staysail and a bit of the Yankee . Hope that helps . What boat do you have Ze'K ?
Edit : I see Cape Dory .

Westsail 28 , Patricia A

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