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Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To
Ya I guess that's it.
Capt, correct me if I've misunderstood something (because I know this won't work on my boat or indeed many others) but wouldn't your mainsail flog itself to ribbons?!?
One of the principles behind heaving-to correctly is that both sails (fore and main) are full all the time with the main trying to drive the boat forward and the headsail pushing it back - leaving you stopped in the water. What you decribe sounds like you're still sailing..
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office
Last edited by Classic30; 11-18-2012 at 06:13 PM.