Re: Issues with heaving-to
Both of my centerboard boats behave the same way as yours does. They want to lie almost beam-on to the wind when hove-to(jib backed, helm over, main trimmed in or out). But my O-Day 22(shoal keel/centerboard) is entirely different. With the jib backed, helm over and main sheeted in it will lie with the bow about 45-50 degrees off the wind and is extremely stable. You can change the angle the boat lies at by easing or hardening the mainsheet. Perhaps it depends more on the type of keel a boat has rather than anything to do with the rigging.