Good performance, particularly in light air (10)
Balanced and controllable in heavy air (10)
Very maneuverable forward and reverse (7)
More prop walk in reverse than I wanted and not quite as tight a turning circle due to the linkage for the twin rudders.
45 degree upwind performance (better under ideal conditions) (10)
Easy to single handle, easy to tack (9)
The running backs make tacking more complex but help pointing considerably.
LOA 43' (10)
Freestanding mast (10)
Sloop rigged with running backstays, fractional jib & asymmetric spinnaker on continuous furling drum so they can be removed and stored rolled up along flexible and removable headstays. (10)
Adjustable keel, 4 feet retracted and 8
feet extended (10)
When running aground at 6 knots and well healed on a beat, the keel was easy to pull up and worked smoothly under uneven loads.
Electric drive (9)
The power system is not dialed in yet. I am still testing propeller modifications to reduce harmonic vibrations, and the 6hp (32 amp) motor may not be adiquate for this size boat. Motoring speed under full power so far is 6-6.7 knots, but the optimum propeller has not yet been determined.
The division of responsibilities didn't equate with the division of work. Joseph did much of the Schooner Creek work and visa versa, and an equitable exchange of time was worked out to everyone's satisfaction.