Thanks Norm. Some things I have noticed(I am not an expert sailor keep in mind);
1. The boat lacks power in light air without the jib. Even in heavy air for that matter. I have mine mounted very low on an additional lightweight bridle. This allows me to have a longer foot and more usable sail area. But, I have my cleats mounted where the guy does in the video. IMO, this is a problem as I've noted the boat doesn't point as it should as the slot is too broad between the jib and the main. Today, I am making a line that will run from one side of the tramp to the other connected to the forward claws for the tramp. I will be placing 2 quick connects for the small Harken blocks app' 6-12" on each side of the mast that I can just snap to to tighten the slot, flatten the jib and get it to point much better without the jib fluttering. Similar to the tightest position on a H16 jib traveler. I am having problems getting enough luff tension in heavy air so I'm going to make a modification to the bridle to add more clips to the jib to keep the luff straight and flat. I will explain why I am not using the jib to tension the forestay like the H16 in the video. It will be interesting to see how it performs with the lexan battens installed. Should hold it's shape really well.
2. I noticed on Thursday when I had the jib on, it never tried to dig or pitchpole on me. This was in winds of 15 sustained with gusts to 25. It obviously gives a lot of lift on the bows and yes, the mast is raked ALL the way back. I can easily pull the blocks together on the main. The speed was amazing. The second half of the day I ran without the jib. Same winds but the bows were really trying hard to dig in and lacked that ferocious speed.
3. Tacking is a dream with the jib. Start your tack, watch the bows and wait for them to come about completely. Then realease the jib,sheet in and fly. A whole different boat with the jib.
I really believe this boat is a cat sailors dream come true if you're always solo sailing. The 16 was a beast alone and a bear when things go wrong if flying solo. I think the wave is more of a baby tiger than anything else. I believe with not a lot invested you can squeeze a ton of performance out this boat.
This is an interesting read:http://www.catsailor.com/waves/superwave_overall.html