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Re: Sailboat performance change
My first thought with regards to performance would be that because the center of effort of the sail is raised, then, given that there is less sail area, at the wind speed that would produce the same amount of power as the bigger/lower sail, the heeling force would be greater... but probably not enough to worry about.
With regards to the dodger design: I would lower it, and look over the top.