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Old 12-07-2014, 08:51   #46
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Re: Heaving and Hoving: The "Science" and the "Art".

Our stuff does not forereach hove too. She will drift, at an angle, to the lee, at some 0.5 to 1.5 knots.


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Re: Heaving and Hoving: The "Science" and the "Art".

I've always wondered, why can't you use the Jordan drogue off the bow as a sea anchor?

When people complain about how hard it is to retrieve a Jordan drogue, wouldn't it be a lot easier to take the line forward and bring it in over the bow, perhaps with the windlass?

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Re: Heaving and Hoving: The "Science" and the "Art".


One thing I would add is we tried the same technique in about 10kts of wind and the L450 behaved very differently. All that ever happened was the yacht slowly tacked itself. It needs a strong wind to try in so the main balances the effect of the bows wanting to rapidly bear away downwind.

When we anchored in 60kts until we got the bridle on I was using FULL forward and FULL reverse on the engines to stop the bow from swinging rapidly downwind:

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Re: Heaving and Hoving: The "Science" and the "Art".

Hove to +60 knots. Leech cord broke? Ejaculated battens. Leech cord knotted self around running backstay. Had to send someone aloft in a lull to cut it free. After that, no main sail, no heaving to. Then you run with it for three days. If you have room that is.
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