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Old 05-12-2011
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It is also important to understand that when heaving-to in heavy winds that the reefing of the main must be commensurates with the wind strength and in really heavy winds dousing the main may be required.

If you accidentally 'roll out' of the heave-to by gybing, too large a main is going to cause damage.

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