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post #28 of Old 07-23-2019
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Re: Heave To

He reported prior passage experience. I contacted his references and they attested to this. We normally stand single watches with a designated second. I try to sleep during the day so available at night without difficulties. All crew are given clear instructions to not change course nor do any evolution ( tacking , reefing, etc. without telling me first even if it means waking me). He got how to keep the boat in trim and to watch point of closest approach on AIS/radar. He thought it would be a brief squall and was being kind not wanting to bother anyone. Explained again Iím there to keep us safe and not hurt the boat so itís no bother. It wasnít the first squall we were in and no hoving to for prior ones. Fortunately no harm no foul. 1/2 h to mid 30s max bunch of rain. Sail on.

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