Originally Posted by krafthaus
After more sailing, loosening off a little on the genoa halyard as noted above, seems to have done the job and the genoa is unfurling now like it should.
I went through the same experience myself. Those of us who learned to sail with hank on jibs were taught to have a tight jib
harlyard. They even put a winch
right on the mast
to get that halyard tight. Bunching of the sail around the hanks was an embarrassment. So to go from very tight halyard to a slack halyard takes a bit of mental adjustment.
I also learned that the easy way to furl a jib
in a big wind
when the furler
is jammed...is to go in tight circles under power, and let the wind
do the work.