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Larry Lux here. I find that if you keep the jib sheet cleated (or at least tensioned in your hand) until you back it, it''ll push you through the head up position pretty quickly. Then you just go about your business. I sail a Catalina 22'' and haven''t experienced any problems like you describe, even when I don''t have much speed going into a tack.
Are you sure you''re not letting up on the tiller too soon, actually stopping your tack in the middle?