This was a great thread for me! My hubby and I are planning on trying our spin this season. Last weekend in 0 wind we practiced in our slip setting everything up. We have a 'sock'?...so the spin stays compact until you run up the 'sock'. We had a bit of trouble getting set up and both agreed we were glad we were at the slip and tied up.
It was a good practice run. This boat has more 'stuff' than our last sailboat and we've been slowly working up to this. We have found some club members who've set them on their own boats and they are willing to go out with us. Yippee!
Thanks for all the great info!