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post #1 of Old 03-01-2004 Thread Starter
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heaving to

The text book defenition of heaving to is " arranging the sails in such a manner as to slow or stop the foward motion of the boat,such as in heavy seas " Ok , I got that,but Im a new sailor with only sawdust for a brain, so my question is, assuming " heavy seas, and or high wind" is there any danger of a knock down in a small, ballasted boat. I would be greatful for an explanition of this maneuver from someone who has experence with it...... thanks for your input
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