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Trying to wrap a halyard around the headsail "in a hard blow with too much jib up" is going to be exceedingly difficult even using Alex' approach (which is the only way I can think of to make it practical at all).
Since most furler jams are from an override of the furling line on the drum it is worth a few minutes trying to work it out before getting oneself beaten up by sail and sheets. Someone is going to have to go to the bow anyway so take a shot at clearing the jam. Watch your fingers.
Nothing is going to be any fun "in a hard blow."
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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