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Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

I heave to at the end of the day when its time to drop the outboard to motor into the slip. It provides a stable platform to go forward on deck to drop the jib. At that point my wife controls the tiller so we don't tack and I drop and flake the mainsail.
I find the Helms 25 doesn't stop completely and I have experimented with different sail and tiller settings. I should try different centerboard settings next time to see if I can stop all forward movement.
Rehoboth Bay/Indian River, DE
S/Y KJ, Helms 25
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