That's a pretty authoritative source,(post 1) but I agree with your take on it.. not heaving to as I understand it. Even the sketch, with the 'slick' to weather makes no sense to me....
Your link's gone south, Chef, on post 2...
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Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
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