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  1. I use the Harken Micro Traveler Cam Bracket that is designed for J/22s and Sonars. If you are not familiar with it, it has both a horizontal and vertical cam cleat on each side mounted on an L-bracket. The leeward traveler sheet does not need to be cleated. The windward traveler is set into the vertical cam for easy adjustment. As I begin to move across the tack, I release the windward sheet and set the leeward traveler into the horizontal cam as the traveler car slides down and approaches what will be the new setting. Once I have tacked and I have moved to the (new) windward side, I reset the traveler into the vertical cam cleat on the new side for convenient adjustment. Actually, this part of the tack becomes second nature. Telling you how to move the traveler takes more time to say it than to do it, but it is quick, controllable, and smooth.
  2. I would be interested in your North Sails mainsail and jib, but I do not need the spinnaker. Would you be interested in a split? If so, how much?

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    What outboard

    I agree with Robert--I have a Honda 2HP that I use in a coastal area. Usually sailing is not a problem, but I have found that when I need a motor, the Honda works fine. My motor is a long shaft on an adjustable motor mount (Garelick?). I would think that the short shaft may work OK, but the long shaft definitely goes deep enough to prevent cavitation and easily propels the boat.