When I bought my boat I wondered what was the purpose of the mast rotator (on a non-racing boat) since the mast auto-rotated on every tack.
So I removed it, one less thing for the jib sheet to get caught on.
Then I sailed in San Diego Bay in light air and chop (Labor Day weekend) and the mast would swing back and forth, slamming hard. I'm putting the wishbone rotator back.
BTW, on Tuesday I took the boat back to Mission Back singlehanded. By Cabrillo Point the gusts were about 20 kn and I hit 13 kn under main only. It was quite scary (I'm a cat newbie) so I took a reef. It doesn't work. The mainsheet gets all twisted and the main looks like (censored).
This reef system is designed so you take a reef BEFORE sailing.
The good news was after I rounded Cabrillo Point, the wind stabilized, I shook the reef and unfurled the jib, the swells were coming from some 150Â° so I was kind of surfing them upwind, I hit 10 knots while paralleling the cliffs, sunny, warm, one of the best sails of my life.
Practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice...