I needed a new set up sails so I bit the bullet and did the design work using a combination of technical information, advice from knowledgeable people ( John Harris @ Chesapeake Light Craft, Jerry Montgomery, and Douglas Fowler Sailmaker), rules of thumb, and cosmetics.
I attribute much of the performance to an excellent set of sails by Douglas Fowler
No concerns about sailing ability or cruising, but is does take longer to rig and get into the water.
It has a removable bowsprit that cannot be mounted while on the trailer.
The lower, spread out sail plan increases the turning resistance and she
is slower through a tack.