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I sail a C25 and heaving to works best for me with the genny completely furled, the main in tight, boom centered. I like this method better because it saves wear and tear on the head sail and the boat stands straighter. I've done this with the main reefed with the same results.
Does the main stay full or does it luff? When I heave-to with the jib aback, it doesn't really move much so I wouldn't expect much wear and tear.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27