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Old 10-25-2011
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David, You are correct, you don't want to heave-to with an overlapping headsail, it will get chewed up like that.

With a jib that sits forward of the mast you don't even have to tack to get hove-to. You can backwind the headsail by winching in the lazy sheet, and easing the leeward sheet at the same time, while pinching up.
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