Re: Why a ketch?
Had ketch sloop and cutter.
Big advantage of the ketch is that if the wind pipes up you drop the main and still have a balanced rig.
Big disadvantage from a sailing point of view is that they are not so close winded.
When I started the hunt for my forever boat I wanted a ketch for that reason but now have a cutter, not to many ketches around at the size I was looking at.