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Old 08-22-2019, 03:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by FlyingScot View Post
This is not an "option"--it is a last resort if you cannot make it to shore/cove (in an area that would almost surely have to be larger than Winnipesaukee). The boat in the middle of the Broads could take on water or lose power--extremely dangerous. Not even worth debating. You should remove this post.
Disagree. I think the post is fine. Slow and headed into the wind is accepted practice. A lot less likely to take on water compared to riding sideways in the trough or having water come over the stern. You can certainly quarter the wind and make slow progress to a protected/lee shore. Storms that come quickly usually go quickly, so you're not doing this for hours.
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