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Originally Posted by US27inKS View Post
If I have someone on the boat who is truly apprehensive, I will hand them the mainsheet, and tell them if the boat heels too much just let this out until you feel comfortable. I had a friend of my wifes on board who was too fearful even for that, so I sat her next to me and she ended up driving. After a few minutes, all was well.
This worked really well for the g/f. She's not a huge fan of heeling, but once I put her in control of the traveler, she felt much better.
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"
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