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post #10 of Old 07-23-2018
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Re: Pulling down head sail in strong winds?

Originally Posted by tempest View Post
You could also Try Heaving-to ( Tack the boat but leave the head-sail back-winded, ease the main a little and put the helm over) Once you've stopped the boat and settled in, Then loosen the halyard and pull the sail down.
You can also heave-to to park the boat for lunch. The boat is not really parked it is still sailing but slowly and in a more stable hands off way.

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