Thanks guys. I had the staysail ready to go and just had to attach the halyard and pull the tie downs so I was more prepared this time. Running with staysail and mizzen would work well but since we were making 7.5 with a 26'6" waterline, I figured we had enough canvas up. One thing I noticed that worked well was the Pardey method of heaving to. While we had too much canvas up with the full main, we were able to maintain our position while we dealt with the spinnaker at about 50* off the wind by sheeting out until the leach of the main was barely luffing. The ride was smooth and we were able to take care of business and square the chute away.
Last edited by CharlieCobra; 11-19-2007 at 06:13 PM.