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Old 08-22-2008
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Originally Posted by drtee View Post
Sloops have no business being out in winds that great. Get a stout double headsail Ketch if you want to be out in a hurricane.
Very few sailors want to be out there in a hurricane but regrettably the hurricanes don't know this or care. When you're out there you're out there, sloop or no. Best you understand what to do next.

The vessel that I wouldn't choose for really heavy weather is a multi because heaving to must a dodgy option with little or no resistance to leeway. Or do I have this wrong SD? (my limited experience with multis herewith declared ) How do you heave a multi to? Sea anchors I guess.

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