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post #40 of Old 11-21-2012
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Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

I do this a lot when single handling on deliveries on many different boat's in order to get some sleep. tie the wheel or tiller off and sheet the main in center. I guess technically, yes I'm sailing to windward at 0.0004 knots.
So, presumably, you tie off the tiller so that the force on the main trying to head the boat up, is balanced by the rudder being turned.

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