A bit overdue (makes a change from overweight), but would like to thank Wheely Al for his accurate summation. The masculine points were becoming somewhat irrelevant to The Thread. IF I were ever left alone at the main windless (coz the autopilot
couldn't hack it's task) then THE LEAST the Kipper can do is keep her (n.b.) up into wind
... Already got an OLD 2-speed windless - doesn't everyone?, even on a decrepit home-built boat like our's?
NEXT, since I'm a Junior Cruiser and only been living aboard
this particular boat for the past 25 yrs, maybe I haven't NOTICED that the many cruising woman (on most cruising boats, you will agree, IF you have been cruising) and female skippers of couple-crewed vessels and PLENTY of single-handing females, are not accepted??? The ony place where they are made to feel uncomfortable, and make the locals like-wise, is in the Arab domains.
ANY GALS OUT THERE WANNA CHEW THE FAT? (Or Non-Fat)