We have two ketch
rigged boats. One is a conventional ketch
rig, the other is a ketch/cutter rigged arrangement.
I have found the ketch/cutter to be a better pointing arrangement than the conventional ketch.
I agree that a ketch rig gives a much wider range of sail carrying capabilities as well as making the sails
easier to handle due to the size as compared to our previous sloop/cutter.
Although the extra sail inventory does mean extra stowage needed, and of course when it is time to upgrade the sail inventory, it is a bit more daunting financially due to the number of sails
The ONLY downside I see with a ketch rig, is of course dowsing all the sails in the event of weather
. It does take a bit longer to deal with 3 or 4 sails instead of just a head
and main on a sloop