thanks klem, felt much the same way about solo sailing and using a spinnaker on my last yacht. it had a tiller pilot and this one has autopilot
which for me makes sailing solo a lot easier & safer when used sensibly.
now with cutter
, topmast & hoops & jaws i will pretty much find myself in the same position as last time! the spinnaker might make a good shade cover.
once the gaff is rigged would hoops & jaws make a difference to flying a spinnaker? locating spinnaker pole aside, hmm it would if i wanted to lower the mainsail
... yeah that could be a nuisance on your own.
cross that bridge when it happens....