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post #6 of Old 11-14-2012
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Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

Absolutely. My XO can only take so much excitement and heaving to is a chance to recouperate and wait for things to settle down. I've only done it on the Hudson River and Long Island Sound, and then only for an hour or two when a strong wind against a strong tide turned a fun afternoon not so fun with rough whitecaps. Both times I knew the conditions would rapidly improve towards evening and they did. Amazing how things calm down and seem serene where a minute before she was frightened for our lives. Not so calm that we ate dinner, but calm enough that we had a drink and smiled.

Your write up is great - well written. Thanks for sharing.
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