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Re: Trailer-sailing by myself - is this realistic?
Yeah, I post back to these old threads too, so that if anyone does a context search they can find answers.
I have no doubt that someone with less body strength than me (and I'm a keyboard puncher for a living), could solo launch my S2. The trick is to get the proper purchase on the mast raising... that's the trickiest part of the work. I'm not out to be macho doing it myself, I prefer, safe, and simple. Because I only launch/retrieve once a year, timeliness isn't my goal, safe is. It takes an honest 2 hours to launch or so. 3hours if I take multiple beer breaks.
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA