I played with the spinnaker and jib to day to attempt to minimize lines and complexity. I found that it could be done. It can happen if you go to a single sheet system and when you add a bungee to the snuffer. I will demonstrate both with pictures.
What you get rid of.....
The jib and spinnaker sheets. Both. In my case I can get rid of the self taking Jib lines too. Not sure if I will I kind of like the simplicity of self tackinf but for this demonstration I did. But now you will use one sheet for all tacks/jibes and the same single sheet is used for both sails. It is nothing more than a single line with a quick connect at the end. You simply pass the sheet around the mast when tacking an jibing. I've done this on the water with the jib many times and it is easy to do. The spinnaker is bigger but there are easy ways to secure the line as you release the spinnaker or jibe.
What you will gain....
A cockpit without all the lines.
The ability to furl and unfurl the jib without fighting the tension of spinnaker sheets as they lay on the jib. (those with both know what I mean)
The ability to bring in the amas in while the snuffer remains in place, on the water or off.
The ability to just leave the snuffer in place when bringing in the amas and transporting on a trailer. No more disconnecting the snuffer.
A much faster and simple setup at the launch. No need to attach and set up the snuffer. It's automatically in place by extending the amas.
In this picture, the Snuffer bag is still attached. Using a bungee attached to the aft part of the snuffer bag, you can now leave the bag attached when folding amas. The bag does not sag and remains just as functional.
Notice all the missing red sheet lines.
Here is how simple the cockput can look if you have not sheet lines. This is with both the jib and spin snuffed.
This is how simple it is with the jib out. Same single sheet line will be used for the spinnaker. This line is stored in the pocket when not being used for either sail.
This is how simple it is with the Spinnaker out. The jib is dropped and tucked behind a bungee on the front of the cockpit.
It takes only about 15 seconds if that, to deploy and snuff either the spinnaker or the jib (5 seconds if furling th jib into the main). The jib retains it's ability to be either furled into the main or taken down and tucked behind the bungee.
2012 AI with TI Amas
Spinnaker, Jib & Quarterdeck“Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.”
– Charles G. Davis