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post #34 of Old 07-28-2011
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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
Well, isn't it often the case that boats will "swing" while hove-to, heading up when they have steerage-way, slowing down, and then bearing off?
Yep. ..but that's more to do with the main causing excess weather helm followed by the jib causing excess lee helm and repeat, than anything else. Some boats with bigger rudders and less sail area will "swing" less than others.

You'll find the rudder ends up setting the approximate direction of drift.

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