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Post: "Westsail 32 As Singlehander?"

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Mike Carnall

I have a good deal less experience than you and am a bit older but I have been singlehanding my Westsail in and around the SF Bay since I purchased her in 2002. The key is having good auto steering and being practiced at shortening sail. I have a monitor which is almost always engaged while under sail and a tillerpilot which is used mostly under power. Next step is to rig the tillerpilot to the Monitor sail.
My main has a Dutchman furling system which works well but my headsails are still hanked on. A downhaul on the jib brings it down from the foredeck so no trip to the end of the bowsprit is required.
My previous boat was a Catalina 27 which I also singlehanded. The Westsail doesn't require much more effort and is a much more stable platform to work on.
Happy sailing,

Mike C.

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