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Re: What to do with my old spinnaker?
If you're really worried about that, one way to "blow the tack" is to simply connect the tack of the sail to the parrel bead collar with a snap shackle and connect the snap shackle pin to a "rip cord" that you lead back to the cockpit outside the life-lines. Attach a big grab ring or handle to the cockpit end and, in extremis, one good snatch will blow the tack and put paid to a knock-down.
You beat me on this
My pressure relief system is my (much) better half. She does most of the driving while I do the line handling and muscle work and, at the point when she says "I'm feeling nervous", we blow the tack and bag the sail. It's worked for us, eh?
As if had written it my self, we do it the same way.
Both with regards to driving the boat and reducing sail
As I like to have may wife go sailing with me, this is one way to keep the wife comfortable.