Originally Posted by drtee
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.
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.