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Old 23-12-2018, 07:49   #1
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Your thoughts on singlehanding a small sailboat from Portugal to Cape Verde.
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Old 23-12-2018, 08:10   #2
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Re: singlehanding

Itís doable but we need more information to answer the question.

Type and size of boat and if you plan to cruise non-stop on not.
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Depends on the boat. I see yours is a homebuilt 25ftr.. if its this one we would need more info.
Designer, hull material, keel type, age and condition for example..

On say a Sadler 25 or a Hurley 22 I'd have no worries.
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Depends on the design of the boat , structural integrity , boat systems , keel , seamanship of the single hander and.much more parameters.

With the right boat and the right attitude you can do it , I have done in a first 26 .
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Old 23-12-2018, 13:08   #5
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Re: singlehanding

Layout of sail handling and steering gear is a big factor for single handing. How are the winches, cleats, etc positioned relative to wheel/tiller?

Does it have an AP or other kind of self-steering?
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