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so here we are sailing along out in the middle of nowhere. and kablammo, bad weather. rough seas, heavy rain and wind. what next?
what do you do to deal with it? do you put your wet weather gear on and stay in the cockpit? do you set sails and go below? do you throw out the sea anchor and go below? what do you do to ride out days of harsh seas?
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All of the above.
Depends on the boat, the weather and above all what you had for lunch.
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flicka 20 for example.
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so what is the most common technique? how do you keep from being ran over by shipping and the sea for that matter? i hear of these guys getting laid up for days on end. how do they keep from being drifted way outta their intended path?
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so what is the most common technique?
It varies from boat to boat; drogue, sea anchor, hove-to, lying ahull

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how do you keep from being ran over by shipping and the sea for that matter?
You must maintain a watch.

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i hear of these guys getting laid up for days on end. how do they keep from being drifted way outta their intended path?
You don't.
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so how does this change in a 30-35 foot boat. seems like a smaller boat would be easier to get by with.
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Are we talking about Tulsa, OK, here?
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Put the boat on the trailer, go home, crack a beer and listen to some Leon Russell, my favourite Oklahoman.
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so how does this change in a 30-35 foot boat. seems like a smaller boat would be easier to get by with.
It is not the size that matters as much as the stability and seaworthiness.
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