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David Wiencke

So...Dick,

I think that's loose the parachute, keep the drogue, and practice setting up the storm sails.

I should qualify my "expertise" as limited to a lifetime of coastal cruising (50+yrs), no ocean crossings yet, and never heaving-to or lying-to out of nessecity, but maybe to have peacefull lunch in rough weather. When short handed, I've found heaving-to helps make it easier to put in a reef, especially if I've waited too long, which is always.

I'm always amazed at how well the Westsail handles rough weather, I've never even felt close to the limit of what she'll take.

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