Kent Robertson

We hove-to three times this Spring before crossing the Stream. Each time 35+kts from the N, 8-10 ft seas. She heaves-to like a dream, slipping directly downwind with the upwind slick preventing waves from breaking on the side of the boat. Only two small waves slapped us on the beam in a total of 180 hours hove-to. Able to sleep, cook, read. Then crossed the Stream in 10-15kts from the SE.

In 35+ kts I have a handkerchief of jib and about a third of the Mizzen out with the Mizzen traveler halfway up the windward side.  If you haven't experimented it's well worth your time to get a feel for it.

Kent and Iris

On Jun 17, 2020 9:48 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,
Just pulled into Huntington NY this morning. 8 days 22 hours from St Thomas.
Kimberlite's 70,000 mile anniversary.
The Gulf Stream was a pill. 30-45 knots easterly in the stream. When we fell off wave after wave I was so happy to own an Amel.
It sure makes one heck of a sound. Nothing broken, everyone on board is well.
Keep up the good work.
Fair Winds,

On June 11, 2020 at 5:54 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Eric is on passage from the Caribbean to New York.
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On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jacob Champness < jacob.champness@...> wrote:
Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?


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