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post #20 of Old 12-07-2013
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Re: Heaving-To

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Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
It might be more effective to just spill the air from the main and keep the boat sailing under jib alone. I find most boats with a cutaway forefoot wont heave to.
Heaving to works better for me with the stay sail and a deep reefed main, either the 2nd or 3rd reef, depending on wind and wave action. Adjustments to both rudder and mainsail to keep from fore reaching.


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