I've sailed with spinnakers before. One time I trimmed a spinnaker. Heck, I've even done foredeck a few times though I'm not sure foredeck on a J105 (sprit boat) counts. But, back to my point, I've never owned a boat with a spinnaker. Or steered or generally been in charge of what's happening.
That changes now.
EBay could possibly have changed my sailing life. I finally found a spinnaker in decent shape that was pretty inexpensive. It's a bit undersized for the boat which will hopefully limit the potential for disaster.
I have to rig a few blocks but generally have everything in stock for Harken's recommended deck layout:
I don't have a third halyard but for now I can use the jib halyard until we get the hang of it. And someday I have to go to the top of the mast to replace the anchor light anyway.
Holy crap, Lady Bug is going to be dangerous now.