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Old 05-08-2012
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Re: Issues with heaving-to

If you are experiencing significant weather helm in moderate winds, you need to reef the main until the boat is more balanced.
I too have been experimenting with heaving-to on a Pearson 28 but haven't come to any conclusions as to when one needs to go to the next step in heavy weather procedures since I try to avoid such conditions. Seems I always injur myself when the wind gets above 20-25. There must be a balance point where the boat is slow reaching with the waves just off the bow, and it involves the size of the jib, how much main is up at the set of the tiller. From my understanding of your description, I would say you have too much jib up so that it overpowers the rudder.
John
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