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Re: Thunderstorm in Chesapeake Bay

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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
Well I'll be the voice in the wilderness here. I keep sailing. Reef down heavily and keep going. I like the stability of having sail up. If the wind shifts and stays shifted I adjust sail accordingly. If it keeps moving around as it sometimes does I'm likely to heave to and wait.
Dave, so everyone knows, you're an experienced offshore guy. The OP was about being in the Bay and if I remember from the chat we had, he's fairly new to sailing. I might be wrong about him being a novice but I wouldn't want anyone without experience trying to sail through a Bay storm with canvas up.

(Do I hear the scurrying feet of novices running to their Chapman to look up "heave to"?)

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