I have single-handed my C&C
landfall 39 center cockpit
and here is what I had to to to make it "safe". First of all I did not want to have holes through the cockpit combing with a bunch of lines passing in so that the cockpit can be kept dry in nasty conditions. I entirely enclosed the cockpit with side and rear curtains that allow access to the sheets. The top of the enclosure can be climbed on.
Added lazy jacks (a must). Installed jiffy reefing with a boom winch
and jam cleats
for the lines for two reefs
Installed a boom gallows and Harken
"big boat" mainsheet traveler with athwartships control lines. Made a custom mount so that the traveler sits at the same level as the combing also allowing access to the aft hatch
which can still be opened sufficiently so as to get into or out of the aft stateroom if necessary. The stock mainsheet rigging
is terrible in that you cannot control the mainsheet properly downwind without interferring with the enclosure and cannot properly depower the main close hauled.
Installed a powerful anchor windlass
(vertical) for getting the anchor gear
up in a hurry. Installed a powerful autopilot
so that the boat will not broach in a large following sea.
Installed a solent rig for a "slutter" design allowing you to roll up the headsail and deploy a smaller sail good up to 45+ knots with inboard sheeting (added about 6 feet of track inboard of the existing genoa
tracks) so that with reefed main I can point upwind at the critical windex angle in 30+ kts and make good over ground.
Replaced the safety
lines with uncoated S/S cable and good fittings. Removed the safety
line stancheons and welded them to the bases so that there is no play when pressure is put on the safety lines and rebedded them.
Re-mounted the electronics
forward in the cockpit so that you can see them from any location instead of only behind the wheel
Does that help?