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Re: heave to or sea anchor?
They're different things:
- Heaving-to is intended to (approximately) stop the boat to give the crew a break. It isn't any harder on the sails than normal sailing, although chafe can be more of a problem if you're not careful.
- A sea anchor is used to slow the boat down. You're still sailing..
I hate to be pedantic - maybe.
Actually a drogue would slow you down. A sea anchor is used to keep the bow into the waves.
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