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post #12 of Old 12-06-2013
Courtney the Dancer
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Re: Heaving-To

In our current boat the best combination I've come up with is a fully furled genoa, full staysail and reefed main. This works well in 15-20 knots, haven't tried it in anything stronger. I think if I double reefed the main with the staysail she would hove to in stronger winds, each boat is different. Our boat has a long fin and skeg hung rudder and is a cutter rigged sloop.

SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

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