Originally Posted by Aac
but every now and then the rig would vibrate with the shock loads administered by the jib.
The shudders in the rig scared the hell out of me and I was wandering what others have to say with respect furled head sails and sailing into stiff 35 to 40 knot winds.
Excellent post, I would like hear from others too.
I wonder if you can fall off a bit on your heading will eliminate the shudders which I believe it was caused by harmonic vibration.
Without knowing more, I am most likely to heave to in your situation but then one mile to lee shore is nerve wracking.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.