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Old 08-11-2011
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Originally Posted by btrayfors View Post
Tempest and SmackDaddy,

Uncle! My bad. A senior moment for me.

While some boats (like a ketch) might require leeward setting of the rudder , most boats will be happier with the rudder turned to windward while hove to, or possibly midships if the main pushes the bow up too much, risking an unwanted tack.

Main thing, though, is to blanket the luff of the main with the headsail backed.

Going for more coffee now :-)

Bill

Heh-heh. Just remember, you can't make even the slightest mistake around here or you face the stick!



Tiller/wheel/rudder-direction, how can you NOT get that mixed up at times? Especially pre-coffee!
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