Thanks everyone. I am looking for a way to solo right for days that I can't find anyone to sail with me. I'll look into the righting bag. I may have a local sailmaker make me a bag for a cheap because I already have blocks to do the raising.
FYI, I recently installed a "Hawaiian Righting System" on my H18 and it worked great last weekend. I popped the main sheet right after falling in, we moved the bows into the wind, and once my son (145 lbs) and I (170 lbs) got on the righting line it came right up.
Thanks Mark. I have a new Hawaiian Righting System too and it works wonderfully with 2 people. I'm just trying to come up with something so that I feel comfortable sailing solo.
Saturday was weird with a few random puffs (probably the same one brought us both over). I think we learned our lesson to always uncleat the sails before righting so that the boat doesn't sail away and leave you in the middle of the river
- A project I'm working on that may be useful to Hobie sailors in need of custom parts or other projects you may be working on