My boat, a Pearson 323, is smarter than I am. My autopilot went haywire on a close reach in about 20-22 knots and jibed the boat. The main sheet caught me and threw me down against a winch, knocking the wind completely out of me and incidently breaking a rib. When I was able to breathe again and take in my surroundings through a haze of pain, she was perfectly hove-to, bobbing like a gull, waiting for me.
Last edited by garyp; 03-09-2006 at 08:45 AM.