Join Date: Jul 2007
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8 to 10ft seas are not that bad if long period between crests, if short period then sail or motor sail will be just as uncomfortable.
Reduce headsail to 50% or less and reef the main to 2nd or 3rd then assuming no bit of land in the way, find an angle to the waves that feels right. Keep the motor in gear at idle or not, you will be moving faster under sail than with the motor on.