Looking at the drawings today, I think the saloon is a little wide open, but that’s what the market was looking for (and still is). By today’s measure, the boat could’ve used a little more waterline length, although it does have considerable load-carrying capacity. Several were fitted with in-mast furling mainsails, which I’m not fond of. The double-headsail sail plan wasn’t proportioned as a true cutter rig, so some might use that abominable term “cutter-rigged sloop” to describe it. I found this rig manageable and flexible. The halyards and reefing gear were on the mast, where they should be. I don’t see any reason to have all those tails cluttering the cockpit or, worse, especially on damp days, dribbling into the accommodations. With a mast pulpit, proper grabrails, and a harness and tether, working at the mast isn’t unsafe, and often it’s more efficient than playing musical winches in the cockpit.