Originally Posted by Kenif
Such is life grasshopper, such is life.
But but.....the A is a big old goofy girl not some anorexic flibbertigibbet. More Gillard's bloomers than Mad Monk's budgie smugglers.
Seriously though, If you like everything else about the thing then really you should be able to live with the ketch rig. Simply because the ketch is no longer the in thing in the chic world of yachting does not necessarily consign it the junk heap.
Tearing the rig out of an A and going high aspect masthead sloop is still not going to give you a round the cans express. Think stately progress and all that.
Nonetheless, you'll look fine at anchor, the mizzen gives you something to lean against and you get room to move down below.
As the good book almost certainly doesn't say "Thou shalt not have it both ways".
(I apologise in advance for the Gillard/Abbott analogy. It was in poor taste