Originally Posted by puddinlegs
Mark, just sail to weather, let the jib sail the boat while you ease the main sheet (make sure the vang is off), then commence with your reefing sequence. The main flogs for just a bit, but the reefing goes quickly and importantly, the boat keeps sailing smartly rather than flailing around out in the SF Bay ebb.
Thats what we ended up doing, and it did work very nicely. I'd still like to able to heave-to, for whatever reason including single handing.