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

Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch View Post
Actually, on second thought: I just went mentally through the procedure (all I can do this time of the year ):

So, there is no jib, I sheet in the main really hard and put the tiller all the way to lee.

Doesn't the boat simply tack? What am I missing?
I fall into a sort of notch, the seas keep me from tacking. If the boat does tack, so what, you'll still be out in the middle of the ocean in storm with the bow in to the sea's. I was hit by a big norther 40 miles south of Key West, after 5 day's at sea. all I could do was reef it down and tie it off. I drifted out there for 3 day's on a port tack. I was 50 miles to the west when the winds let up. It's hard enough to tack out there with some way on, comeing from a dead stop it would be devine intervention that caused you tack.

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