Originally Posted by ctl411
I do it all the time on my 37c . Use a wheel lock or autopilot to get the trim right. If its puffy just head
up instead of trimming down. It is easier if the boat is balanced my cutter
holds course pretty well so I can leave the wheel unlocked for several minutes to adjust whatever needs doing jib leads traveler ect.
Ha! I read your post and thought "yeah that's exactly what I used to do on my H37 Cutter"....that was before I looked a the "Boat" line on your profile...DUH!
A well balanced, well behaved boat sure does make a big difference for single
handing. I've even gone forward to the mast
and adjusted halyard
tension on my old H37C with nothing more than light pressure on the wheel lock. Strolled forward too -- not rushed.
I also used to stand forward of wheel if I needed to jibe or maneuver under sail. From there you can reach everything. And have done this on other monos with cabin top sheeting.
For a study in contrasts, you should try single
handing a Hobie 33 in breezy conditions!