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Old 11-09-2019, 06:08   #1
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Heaving to

Anybody knows how to heave to with a Catalina 425. It was straightforward on my Caliber 40. Not so on the Catalina
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What is the problem when you try heaving to.. what happens when you try what you used to do. is it a fin or wing keel.??
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It is a wing keel. The boat has a self-taking jib, which i attached to the lee side, I let the man basically free. This is what I did on the Caliber. On this one the boat sails away and turns into the wind
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To much jib methinks, try furling it in and sheet in the main more central then unfurl the jib till you find the balance..
The main acts to push the nose toward the wind till it luffs then the backwinded jib pushes you back till the main takes charge again.. needs work to find the sail balance and also the right amount of rudder.
Each make of boat has its own idiosyncrasies, play with it in 15kt winds till you have it cracked..
Obviously the higher the winds the need to reef more.
I have had a couple of boats that were happiest under just reefed main.
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Re: Heaving to

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It is a wing keel. The boat has a self-taking jib, which i attached to the lee side, I let the man basically free. This is what I did on the Caliber. On this one the boat sails away and turns into the wind
I think you want the jib backwinded on the windward side, this will push the bow to leeward. Then trim the main to counter.


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Thank you Pete 17C. Actually I made a mistake in the phrasing in my post. I meant to say that the jib was deployed to windward, as you suggest.
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Re: Heaving to

Try sheeting the jib in tighter, flatter, against the windward shroud and let the main out more. You may have tried that already. You may need a reef in the main along with it. I know my boat with fully battened main just really wants to keep on sailing; the main does not want to luff. Do you have a fully battened main too or in-mast furling?
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