I'm not sure I'd go with quick-pins.
I'm a new Getaway owner (2001), we hope to take her out later today for our "first" sail with the boat. (Wanted to last weekend, but with winds well over 30+ on Sunday and gusts over 50 on Monday - didn't think that's a good idea...)
In preparation for today, I ventured over to the Kansas City Sailing Store in Lawrence yesterday. I picked up a quick-pin to test (more on this later) and their recommendation for those incredibly infuriating .25" ring-dings - LARGER ring-dings. Which works great, I might add.
In trying the quick-pin in the fore stay - we lost the pin out of the ball. (Me with mental pictures of ball going missing while under sail load...) So instead, we simply put the larger ring-ding on and that was really pretty easy. Plus these ring-dings were apparently designed to tread on pretty easy - no trying for 5 minutes to pry one apart with fingernails.
Overland Park, KS