A while back, I read Larry & Lyn Pardey's "Storm Tactics" which advocated heavy-displacement, full-keel monohulls and stated that heaving-to with a para-anchor is the best tactic for such vessels in really rough weather.
Last week, I watched the DVD "Sailing in Heavy Weather" which was aimed at modern light-displacement, fin-keel mono's. They said that heaving-to didn't work in these boats (which I think they overstated - I have experience to the contrary in J-22's), and that running with the storm was the most successful option, towing warps or a drogue in serious storms.
A lot of mono folks claim catamarans are inherently unsafe in storms. I don't believe that, but clearly, catamarans are dramatically different vessels and will require their own strategy for handling heavy weather at sea. (And Wharrams will probably behave very differently from production bridgedeck cats, too.)
So what are your opinions about good storm tactics and heavy-weather gear in Wharrams of various sizes?