I sail a old Spencer 35 cutter-headed sloop
by the name of Haulback - I live in the Vancouver
B.C. area so do some local sailing up and down the coast and over into the Gulf Islands quite a bit.
However, my main interest is in ocean sailing - have done a number of crossings from British Columbia
and return, as well as a 2 year circumnavigation
...all singlehanded. 3 of the Hawaii
trips were as a competitor in the Singlehanded Transpac race
from San Francisco
to Hanalei Bay
So I do have some experience as to what does and does not work
....at least as far as my boat
, and my manner of sailing her is concerned.....but am always on the lookout for new ideas and opinions.
Now that I am back home and having to work
for the next while, maybe I can 'go cruising' on this forum with all of you!!!