Originally Posted by MedSailor
Really? It sounds like you're flying a symmetrical spinnaker like an asymmetric. I tried that once with a $50 used spinnaker and ended up "roller furling" it all over the headstay. Took an hour in the bosun's chair to fix it.
What keeps the "tack side luff" of the spinnaker from collapsing up top?
Flying a symmetrical spinnaker without spinnaker pole was what the ATN tacker was made for. ATN Sailing Equipment | The Tacker | No Boom Spinnaker Handler
Have never tried this myself, but have heard claims that it will work