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Re: Issues with heaving-to

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Using the information I garnered from this book I was able to easily obtain the needed 50-degree angle to the waves necessary to heave-to in comfort.

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Please share, what did you do?

I just bought Adlard Coles' "Heavy weather sailing", I'm in chapter 3, and I need to finish North sail trim too, before I take on another book... haha honestly there are a few more books that I am halfway through but stopped when yet another "must read" sailing book was recommended to me
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You should be able to adjust the hove-to angle by trimming the main.

when going into hove-to, you should fully release the main (what you do with the traveller then does not matter...). When the boat has hove-to, if you slightly trim the main, the boat should turn closer to the wind. If you trim the main too much, the main will cause the boat to tack.
haha "should" is the operative word.

I played with the traveler in the hope that by backing the main a bit to windward using the traveller it would make the boat turn further upwind since the wind would now push it at a greater angle. In fact is made the boat turn more away from the wind, not closer to it. Go figure...

I wonder if keel has much to do with it, since theoretically when hove to there is very little forward motion, and a little to lee, so I imagine the keel would be stalled.
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Re: Issues with heaving-to

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Please share, what did you do?

I just bought Adlard Coles' "Heavy weather sailing", I'm in chapter 3, and I need to finish North sail trim too, before I take on another book... haha honestly there are a few more books that I am halfway through but stopped when yet another "must read" sailing book was recommended to me

Coles' is one of those that you can read a chapter ( storm) put it down and come back anytime and read another. I found it difficult to read cover to cover the 1st time through it. Which fit's with my reading style of having several books going at once.....and, I thought it was just me that did that ;-)
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Re: Issues with heaving-to

In my case, I found that I had to double reef the main, and in fairly heavy winds I used just a tab of jib to achieve the necessary angle. My Morgan 33 O.I. is a full keeled boat, which tends to heave-to easier than a fin keeled boat. However, the book explains all this. Another option is to do a rental download of the book from YouTube at Storm Tactics Video Preview - YouTube

I haven't tried using an 8-foot parachute yet off a yoke yet, but that's not out of the realm of possibility sometime in the near future. Check out the video link and you'll find some neat things to watch.

Here the Amazon link to the paperback version of the book, where you can also take a glimpse of the book's contents.
Amazon.com: Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition (9781929214471): Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey: Books Amazon.com: Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition (9781929214471): Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey: Books



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You can't heave to in that little of wind and expect any kind of balance. Try again at 30 knots.
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Re: Issues with heaving-to

This explains it well: How to Heave To - Heave-to a Sailboat
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