I've been watching hockey (Go Leafs!) so I may be a bit brain dead but could you pleae explain exactly what you are talking about.
Ok I get that part. Now "just sayin'" what?
Sorry, Bob - I'm nowhere near as expert on rigging design as you are and didn't want to look like a smart arse..
Beamy bit: I noticed the LOA/Beam ratio from the dimensions Jeff listed wasn't alot different to my boat, so "plank on edge" it isn't. Fine.
I've had some discussion recently with a highly experienced sailmaker here, looking at how to increase drive and pointing ability of my boat. On a beamy boat like mine, with the rig I have, the genoa needs to be sheeted outside
the shrouds. In this case, with the chainplates in the same relative positions, the headsail on a beamier boat naturally has a greater angle of attack than a really narrow boat with the same rig configuration and hence, inherently, can't point as well. For this reason, you want the shrouds to come inboard as much as possible whilst still supporting the mast - which is a compromise on side-loading - and this often means a smaller rig or beefier (heavier) mast and fittings than might otherwise be installed for other reasons.
Spreader angle/placement bit: By sweeping the spreaders back a bit on a single-spreader rig, the spreader tips can be placed so they don't interfere with the genoa leech sheeted outside - but on a 2-spreader rig it's a tougher ask because the 1st set is usually a bit lower and swept-back spreaders prevent the boom going right out - a compromise. Of course, the rig could be designed so that all of the headsails sheet inside
the shrouds, but then they're more likely to hit the spreaders unless you choose smaller headsails with less sail area - another compromise.
My point was that there are many variables to consider in rig design and the deck plan (which we haven't seen yet) affects those just as much as the sail plan. I'm simply curious to see how you work all this.