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ahull

Lying ahull

In sailing, lying ahull is a controversial method of weathering a storm, by downing all sails, battening the hatches and locking the tiller to leeward. Unlike heaving to, a sea anchor is not used, allowing the boat to drift freely, completely at the mercy of the storm.

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