Trip went well and i can single
hand the boat pretty good now. Thanks for all the advice and ideas. Here are the things i did and what seemed to work out the best.
1) Advice was to get out and do it single handed, best advice as my boat is small and doing it made it alot easier once i started not depending on another person.
2) Lashing/tieing the tiller off. My tiller has alot of slop, so i still have to correct it alot, but it allows me to run around quickly do things, it was a lifesaver, i just used the dock
line and went across the cockpit and looped it once around the tiller handle
3) Ran the mainsail Halyard
into the cockpit (it actually had the jam cleat and everything already for it) So i would raise the forsail, then after i got moving i could easily raise/drop the main from the cockpit. (wish i had lazyjacks but did ok without them)
4) Drop sails early and use the motor
. I have never anchored under sail, and usually the spots are either windless or too damn tight to sail into and anchor (for me) so i just made sure i wasent in any tight spots sailing single handed.
5) Use smaller sails - that one is mostly for my wife who dosent like the boat to keel
, but its also alot easier to sail with smaller sails when your doing it single handed, specially when somthing f's up, or the winds a bit strong and winching the jib gets hard when the rail is near the water
Thats what helped me the most! Have fun sailing!!!