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09-25-2007 11:14 PM
keep it simple.

When you heave-to, use the jib. It's so easy then. let the boat, fullkeel or finkeel, settle down, and the rest is like driving in a parking lot, slow and simple.

If you do not use the jib, what what. it works so well with a jib and is such a crapshoot without one.

Practice. That is what works best with heave-to's, practice. do them when you don't really need them and get good at them. Then in that moment when you are all frantic, you'll look like a pro.

09-18-2007 03:41 PM
Starbuck1962 Yes, Victoria's J-22s, usually on Cherry Creek. If you tried the mainsail only heave-to, how did it work?
09-12-2007 10:25 AM
mstiles With only a fin keel and the rudder below and the mainsail, holding your boat hove to maybe difficult or impossible without a backed jib or the assistance of a para-anchor. You don't want the boat to sail at all. Another option might be a storm trisail, but it would be experimentation.
09-12-2007 09:55 AM
Originally Posted by labatt View Post
how could it be heaving to when it's not heaving to?

When you are moving forward at about 1kt or less, it is Heave-to. When you are stopped in perfect balance under stormy conditions, then you are Hove-to.

Hope that helps. I guess you're supposed to move either very little, or not at all during this procedure. If you move too far forward, I believe the answer is to reduce sail area. That's at least what I've had going on with my boats.

09-12-2007 09:52 AM
Lancer28 Where in Colorado are you guys at? I'd love to hang out sometime and shoot the ****. I've been trying several of our magical storm tactics on the Colorado afternoon storms quite a bit recently... perhaps we could share ideas?

I am putting the Lancer in the water at chatfield this weekend, you're welcome to stop on by! PM me for my # if you want to.

09-12-2007 08:53 AM
Originally Posted by labatt View Post
SD - that would make sense. I didn't read the book, but my wife insisted that it was heaving to. That was one of the sources of our arguments - how could it be heaving to when it's not heaving to?
When you are heaving over the side. Or up chucking as some would call it.

But I would rather have control of the vessel even if it is only a modicum of control.
09-11-2007 06:51 PM
MtnMike I'm taking out a J-22 tomorrow. I'll give it a try and let you know what happens. I've heaved to on J-22s many times and double reefed and then took off again. They heave to nicely.
Starbuck, are you using Victorias J-22s? Where are you in Colorado?
09-11-2007 06:23 PM
Starbuck1962 I pretty comfortable with heaving to most of the time, although in a Colorado storm with the wind clocking I've found that I almost need to push out the main or the boat will spin and start sailing again.

The problem I had this last weekend was being in sudden strong winds where we double-reefed and took down the jib. We didn't have a big need to heave-to but neither of us (the other person on-board has much more experience) knew how to heave-to with that set-up. Since it's a club boat it only carries one jib and I'm not sure I want to buy a storm sail. I may try a "Rodstop" next time out and lash the boom to a shroud...........
09-11-2007 05:08 PM
Giulietta Drop the anchor and let the boat stop
09-11-2007 05:06 PM
labatt SD - that would make sense. I didn't read the book, but my wife insisted that it was heaving to. That was one of the sources of our arguments - how could it be heaving to when it's not heaving to?
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