Heaving to?

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Heaving to?

Postby DanaDCole on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 am

I'm not that experienced as a sailor (four seasons so far) so there might be an obvious answer to this question I'm just not aware of. I have tried what little I know to make the PocketShip heave to properly and have not had much luck. What is the proper technique?
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Re: Heaving to?

Postby Shudoman on Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am

I don't have any problem at all heaving to in the PocketShip. Tighten and turn through the wind to back the jib. Ease the main and push and lash the tiller to lee. The boat will stear a zig-zag course very slowly to weather.

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Re: Heaving to?

Postby DanaDCole on Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:58 pm

Thanks! I think I see what the problem was. I have a tiller clutch, so it will be easy to lock it to the lee side. Going to have to wait a while to try it out though.
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