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post #29 of Old 11-17-2012
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Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
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.
OK, I think I get it. The boat is essentially in irons for the whole time, right?
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