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Sheet in my reefed main, tie off the tiller and go below, done it for day's at a time.
No jib?

Asking because I found that my jib tends to push the bow to lee too much. Never tried heaving to without a jib; should I?

Or just hank on a smaller one?
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No jib?

Asking because I found that my jib tends to push the bow to lee too much. Never tried heaving to without a jib; should I?

Or just hank on a smaller one?
As per post # 3 - some boats heave-to well without a foresail, specially high freeboard ones. A triple-reefed main will do. Once I was hove-to for two days on the way to the Azores from Bermuda. Time to catch up on sleep and rest, but frustrating....
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I hove-to to drop the main and reef the main when the wind picks up. I have a furling jib, so I can adjust the size of the jib to match the force of the wind.
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No jib?

Asking because I found that my jib tends to push the bow to lee too much. Never tried heaving to without a jib; should I?

Or just hank on a smaller one?
Na, just reef the main, center the boom, tie off the tiller or (wheel if that's what you're into) You'll ride it out bow into the sea's. I've been stuck out there for day's like that. I use a storm jib when I'm trying to actually make way in a heavy winds, Just me. I like simple and quick and less for deck work in high sea's.

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Na, just reef the main, center the boom, tie off the tiller or (wheel if that's what you're into) You'll ride it out bow into the sea's. I've been stuck out there for day's like that. I use a storm jib when I'm trying to actually make way in a heavy winds, Just me. I like simple and quick and less for deck work in high sea's.
Thanks, Cap'n. Will give it a try. Unfortunately, it will have to wait a few months, looks like we had the first frost for the year
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Thanks, Cap'n. Will give it a try. Unfortunately, it will have to wait a few months, looks like we had the first frost for the year
Actually, on second thought: I just went mentally through the procedure (all I can do this time of the year ):

So, there is no jib, I sheet in the main really hard and put the tiller all the way to lee.

Doesn't the boat simply tack? What am I missing?
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Actually, on second thought: I just went mentally through the procedure (all I can do this time of the year ):

So, there is no jib, I sheet in the main really hard and put the tiller all the way to lee.

Doesn't the boat simply tack? What am I missing?
I fall into a sort of notch, the seas keep me from tacking. If the boat does tack, so what, you'll still be out in the middle of the ocean in storm with the bow in to the sea's. I was hit by a big norther 40 miles south of Key West, after 5 day's at sea. all I could do was reef it down and tie it off. I drifted out there for 3 day's on a port tack. I was 50 miles to the west when the winds let up. It's hard enough to tack out there with some way on, comeing from a dead stop it would be devine intervention that caused you tack.

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I fall into a sort of notch, the seas keep me from tacking. If the boat does tack, so what, you'll still be out in the middle of the ocean in storm with the bow in to the sea's. I was hit by a big norther 40 miles south of Key West, after 5 day's at sea. all I could do was reef it down and tie it off. I drifted out there for 3 day's on a port tack. I was 50 miles to the west when the winds let up. It's hard enough to tack out there with some way on, comeing from a dead stop it would be devine intervention that caused you tack.
OK, I think I get it. The boat is essentially in irons for the whole time, right?
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OK, I think I get it. The boat is essentially in irons for the whole time, right?
Ya I guess that's it.

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