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Old 11-02-2020, 09:12   #1
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Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

Just wondering how you backwind a self tacking jib to heave-to? How do you hold the tack to windward?
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Re: Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

* Sometimes there are movable stops.
* A line from the traveler to the mid-ships cleat.
* Try easing the main way out, jib in tight, helm down. That may be enough. Boats vary.
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Re: Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

Alas, no mid ship cleats. I will try a tight Sheet. Do you think the toe rail would be study enough?
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Re: Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

The toerail should be sturdy enough...

Keep in mind that if you are hove-to its probably because it got windy...
So practice also with the sail reefed - if it can be reefed, or a smaller sail.
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Re: Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

Yes, you want to try to have this ready for when you don't want to go forward. If you really need to heave to you really don't want to be leaving the cockpit if you can help it.
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Re: Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

Another thing to try, is to heave to on the main alone.

With out first Insatiable, we put a snatch block on the toe rail, and led the sheet through that (obviously not self-tacking). However, with a snatch block on your toe rail, you's have a place to haul your self tacker's clew towards.

If your self tacker has a track, then installing stops that you can pre-set might be a way to go, but you'll then have to be going on the foredeck to set up to heave to.

Another option, is to drop your main, or go to the 3rd reef: don't heave to, just fore-reach slowly, down to about 2 knots boat speed, enough for steerage way. We've done many miles that way, and it is nice to not give up distance to windward that you have made, even if there is little progress, at least you're not going backwards.

For us it was a process of trial and error, till we found what worked in which conditions.

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Re: Heave-to on a boat with a self tacking Jib

I e set up barber hauls, if that’s the correct language on each side. Just a block with a line and a snap shackle back to a cleat. Also helps pull the staysail book down when running, keeps it from kiting.

After a nasty night on our small boat I replaced the staysail track with a full traveller, just like on the main. A couple of more lines run after but adds a lot of sail control. Alas it is not wide enough to really work to back wind the staysail.
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