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It depends on the boat pretty specifically. Are you talking a high-aspect strut and bulb type keel or a more traditional fin keel? Almost all boats can heave-to to some degree, but you may have to do very different things to get that to happen.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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