Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Re: Making it comfortable for her
Mrs. B is small in stature and has a hard time bracing herself on the cockpit seats when we have a big heel going on. I’m trying to figure out how to install a cleat down the centerline of the cockpit. She would like a permanently installed table so she can brace against that.
Denise, not all women aspire to be Xena. Some want to be Gabrielle. Mrs. B can (and does) pretty much every type of task on our boat. (with the notable exception that she refuses to dock the boat). But, because she sails with a competent crew, she can hand off tasks when she no longer finds them enjoyable. This does mean that I get to drive when it is dark, raining, or otherwise blowing like stink. She prefers to drive in her “favorite” Freya weather (winds 10-15, low ground swell). I would rather she enjoy sailing than forcing her to endure things that she detests all for the sake of “equality”.
2000 Catalina 34 MkII