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Most boats will heave-to on the main only. The rudder will be pulled over hard and try to drive the nose of the boat into the wind. The main sheet will be eased a little bit. As the main sail gets some drive the boat will come up and the main sail will lose power, letting the boat fall off again.

My boat lies hove-to a little better on main only than with main and jib. It is useful to get into hove-to using the jib because having the two sails fighting slows the boat down faster. However once you are there it lays at a better angle (about 40-50 degrees off the wind) using main only.
 
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