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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:49 am 
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We are looking to buy the tandem Islander. There will be times we cannot sail together and wonder how well it sails with only one person. If weight makes a difference I weigh 180# and she at 130


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:24 am 
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Yes - The Mirage Tandem 'Island' sails fine with 1 or 2 persons (or three when using the optional tramps!)

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:34 am 
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I usually single hand my TI. I may sail from the rear seat if the waves are really choppy, shifting my weight rearward helps the bow from submarining. However, if the waves are not too bad I sail from the forward seat. I also have set up the mainsheet to the 3:1 rigging. The most negative thing about helming from the rear seat is that I have to lean over the front seat to manipulate the center board lever. There is no way to control the board from the rear seat.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:44 am 
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Thanks. Now I am off to buy one.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:50 am 
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it takes me two hands, but then again i've never tried to do it with just a single hand. :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:32 am 
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If your supplier doesn't have one in stock and you want the papaya tandem there might be a wait, just in case your in a hurry


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:49 pm 
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my TI goes up on a plane sooner and is much faster when sailing solo. The only thing you need is a longer furlling rope if you sit aft.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:50 pm 
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Good one Rusty!

jamason60, the real question is not how she sails solo, but how well you will be able to deliver her to and from the water solo.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:07 pm 
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rusty_sojah wrote:
it takes me two hands, but then again i've never tried to do it with just a single hand. :D


haha I do it all the time, I'm called onehand for good reason :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:20 pm 
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onehandsailor wrote:
my TI goes up on a plane sooner and is much faster when sailing solo. The only thing you need is a longer furlling rope if you sit aft.

Gil


or tie both ropes together at the ends.

I've sailed from both positions solo, definate improvement sitting in rear vs the front...plus ya don't take as many facefulls of water.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Thrashie wrote:
onehandsailor wrote:
my TI goes up on a plane sooner and is much faster when sailing solo. The only thing you need is a longer furlling rope if you sit aft.

Gil


or tie both ropes together at the ends.

I've sailed from both positions solo, definate improvement sitting in rear vs the front...plus ya don't take as many facefulls of water.


tie the ropes! why didn't I think of it :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:47 pm 
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onehandsailor wrote:
rusty_sojah wrote:
it takes me two hands, but then again i've never tried to do it with just a single hand. :D


haha I do it all the time, I'm called onehand for good reason :)

Gil



This may sound dumb, this is the third time I have read about tying the main sheet line to the furling line. Is this really an option? I have a AI, not a TI if that matters. I have recently put a new furling line on my yak, 32" longer so I don't have to reach over the mirage drive to grab the furling line.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:56 pm 
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On my boats, I always tie a permanent loop in the end of the sheet-line to then tie the reefing line to each sail, like this:
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:16 am 
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mine looks the same on my TI; furling line and other rear seat sail line are tied together with the same knot. i used to take it out whenever someone sat in the front, but now i just leave it in. its easier for me to do from the rear than to bark orders at the person sitting in front of me :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:20 am 
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I think everyone, who has some experience, ties their main sheet & furling lines together. KB is always the epitome of efficiency. I tie a permanent knot in the end of the main sheet, and then tie the furling line to the main w/ a slip knot.

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