Thanks for the replies monte and bateaubonsai1. I'm trying to understand the Lagoon 39 self-tacking better when single-handed.
If you're going upwind, great the headsail tacks by itself, but you have no sheets
to harden up or slack off, right? Also you can't heave-to, it seems, without going to the foredeck to cleat it off or something.
When downwind, can you use the self-tacking jib
at all, in other words is it also self-gybing? If not, you've got the code 0 or similar up and you're leaving the helm every time you gybe to get at those winches on either side of the cockpit
My interest primarily in easy, single-handed sailing using the factory configuration. Am not sure if the Lagoon 39 (over e.g. Lagoon 400
S2 or Leopard
39) is making things easier or harder on me.
Any thoughts appreciated!