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While it is a broad generality, and while there are longitudinal dynamic balance advantages to a cutter rig, cutters do not offer any advantage in terms of hobby-horsing since they generally have more weight near the ends of the boat (extra forestay and often a bowsprit as well) resulting in a greater pitch moment of inertia and therefore a greater pitching angle of rotation.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay