Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>

When hove two the point is to stall the boat so as not to force any motion every boat design will have different tendencies in heavy weather conditions the point is to STOP the motion. There will always be a wave the will hit you from the side it can not be prevented simply mitigated. It is a great method of getting some rest a meal or sleep or waiting for daylight before entering a difficult harbor.

Try it I think you'll like it.

Happy Holidays to all.

Regards on SM209. FOR SALE
Richard Piller

On Dec 14, 2010, at 10:18, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly downwind as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at about 1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and cooking, but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by the boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would have to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust the attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.

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