From reading some of the comments I think that some of the commenters forgot to read the description of the boat and equipment
in the link. The it already has a furling jib
. There is nothing that even indicates the possibility that the main can't be trimmed from the cockpit
. It already has an anchor windlass
(called an "anchor winch" in equipment
list.I have extensively singlehanded my Catalina
22 and my Cal
39. I prefer that the halyards NOT be led to the cockpit
because I want to be able to catch the jib as it comes down (my C22 didn't have a roller furling
jib, on my Cal
39 the only time the halyard
is used is when the jib is raised or lowered). The added friction in the lines for reefing the main from the cockpit makes it very difficult for this 80 year old to get the proper tension. Besides, if there's any problem I usually have to be at the mast
anyway to fix it. I have mast
mounted winches for the halyards, and I'd like to have a boom mounted winch
for reefing (but I use one of the mast winches for reefing). With crew, leading halyards to the cockpit is fine as one person can be by the mast or at the forestay while another pulls the halyard
for the cockpit. But that can NOT be done when singlehanding
. For singlehanding
lead all lines to wherever they can be used when the skipper
is where he/she will need to be when there is a problem - because it when there is a problem that you'll need to be at a particular place, and THAT is where the lines should be available.
is a VERY handy addition when singlehanding, not absolutely necessary, but makes things simpler. And a remote
is nice, but isn't necessary.
for the windlass
is also nice, but really isn't necessary.
By the way, the Cal is much easier to singlehand than the C22 because the heavier boat doesn't change course as much, almost not at all, when my weight moves around. My C22 can almost be steered by moving around. I could actually steer my O'Day Day Sailer, when I still owned it, without touching the tiller. I still had to trim the sails for any performance.