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post #3 of Old 07-13-2010
wwilson
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Originally Posted by shaile View Post
Hi everyone,

Some say that in weather worse than 8 beaufort fin keeled boats can't heave to.
Has someone here tried it or heard about someone who had tried it ?
I have heaved to in Force 7 and it behaved surprisingly well for the half-hour that I watched. Technique for my boat was pretty much text-book. At the time I had in the 2nd reef on the main and a heavy weather jib on an inner (convertible) forestay.

The underwater configuration is a 6'1" fin with a small bulb and rudder supported with a short skeg.

Wayne
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