[Public-List] single handing
Glenn via Public-List
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Thu Aug 7 21:37:58 PDT 2014
Second the autopilot and roller furling for single handing - although I actually have a Windvane, no worries about electrical failure at in opportune times.
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> On Aug 7, 2014, at 12:54 PM, gordon white via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> I think the A-30 is an excellent single-handler. Actually larger, up to a point, is easier because more stable, so a 30 footer is easier than a 22 footer (I've sailed both,) And I owned a 34 ft schooner I single-handed. I'd look for two things. make that three: a large roller-furling genoa, an auto pilot and self-tailing winches.
> Remember, Francis Chichester single-handed around the world in a 52 footer.
> You can sail a lot on just a 150% jib, which with roller-furling is a lot easier to get in and out than the main and the Alberg does not have a stowaway mast -
> By oneself, it's necessary to have an auto pilot to go pee, and do other things, like minor repairs, fix a sandwich, etc.
> And a self-tailing winch is very helpful when you're by yourself.
> Add to that stability and you're in good shape with an A-30 - I've had mine since 1991.
> - Gordon White
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