Storm Survival Secret Weapon: Your Engine

Chapter 14 of 17 in the Online Book Heavy Weather Tactics (Second Edition)

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In the last chapter I wrote about the storm I got caught in 20 years ago with Cape Hatteras under our lee. One of the key ingredients to our recipe for successfully weathering the storm was our engine as, without the engine ticking over, the helmsperson would never have been able to keep the boat close to the wind and slowly jogging ahead while I and two other crew struggled to set the trysail.


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