Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel sailing 
tips and experiences. Thanks    

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

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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