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My experience on catboats was in growing up on them. A agree with what's been said. The Cape Cod style had a characteristic of weather helm. This was particularly strong downwind. Partly that was because of the beamy hull shape and this may not bea problem with more modern designs. With only one sail you're more limted to wind condtitions. I light winds you can't change to a larger jib. In heavier air you can do is to reef down. My experience has been that a single sail points higher than a sloop but as it doesn't have the slot effect it may not be as fast. I think the best part is self tacking, no jib to bring around. A joy to single hand or with a small crew or tacking up a channel.
Walt Elliott
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