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Quickstop COB recovery

Thanks both of you for the comments. The "oval" comment is helpful to me, as is the idea of heaving to at the top of the circle and just drifting down onto the victim. Using Quickstop the boat stopped amazingly fast, just as advertised, and I was surprised how close I could stay to the victim while circling -- again jsut as advertised, but I just couldn''t nail it and stop the boat right *at* the victim the way I can with the more familiar figure 8. Intellectually I see that Quickstop is the way to go, but I just haven''t quite got it nailed as a maneuver -- as with anything else, more practice!
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