The old school
way to get oil into the water is to pour it in the head
, then slowly pump it out. Jonny Wray used to swear by oil on the water. I can't think of anything worse than a boat covered in slippery oil. Van dorm talks about it in oceanography and seamanship. Apparently a detergent works just as well.
On the hove too thing. The couple of times I have tried it in stronger blows I have struggled to keep the nose up. Ended up mostly beam on to the bigger seas. The pardy technique might work better.
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