Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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My impression of the Pardey technique of being hove-to a parachute is that it keeps the boat from drifting OUT or DOWN FROM the 'turbulence slick'; keeps the boat WITHIN the turbulence slick. Therefore NOT to prevent forereaching.
I think it is to stop you from sailing away from the slick. If you are drifting to leeward with no forward motion you will just be creating more slick which is what you want. The problem is that with conventional heaving-to you tend to move forward and leave the slick behind (at least partially).
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.