Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria
Yes, a jib
that is furled that much is going to be an ugly thing and won't point. Let a little more out and you'll have more power to punch through the waves and it will point better. Did you just have the furled jib
? No main at all?
FYI, the other day was messing around with the boat. Had 20 to 25 knt winds and a rare very flat sea. With just the furling jib
I could actually point very well. So conclusion is rough seas with just a jib
, the boat will not point well because the wave action keeps pushing the bow off, just as you suggested. To lower the main I just back winded the jib (and remained hove to while I lowered and secured the main). The boat hoved to well with just the back winded partially reefed jib.