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I just read Pardeys book "storm tactics", it has a lot of good pointers for extreme storm survival, including those that worked while the author passed through a hurricane in a small sailing vessel.
His main tactic was stalling the hull, using storm trysail, or fully reefed main, set in a heave-to position, keeping the boat located in the slick created by the hull side slipping through the water, (supplimented with sea anchor as needed to insure boat did not sail out of the slick.
He raises a lot of good points, I can't wait to try them out myself.
Flooding the hull was NOT one of his recommended tactics.
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