Re: Recommended Blue Water Cruiser?
Johndrake mentioned something I personally think is extremely important: to whatever extent possible, the winches, etc. should be set up for the least strengthy person to manage....just in case, plus it's easier on our bodies. If the GF is interested and Captaen is interested, then she should be able to sail the boat singlehanded: after all, that's what she'll be doing on her on-watches. Personally, I think she should be comfortable enough to enjoy doing it, 'cause that's where a lot of the fun comes from. Women like taking care of their menfolk, but they also like feeling competent and free.
Ann & Jim, U.S. s/v Insatiable II, SE Qld, for a while