We had an Adams
40 for a few years and if I've got it right, Lidgard first studied under Jo Adams
, and the Lidgard 41 is not dissimilar in hull
We did know another couple in Perth who built a Lidgard 40 something and took it off cruising from Oz to the Med and all the feedback at the time was favourable.
On our Adams we found a taller rig gave us much better performance than the 'advised' shorter stick - and whilst a cruising yacht - she was no slouch on the race
track. In fact we won the Fremantle Harbour race
with her (under handicap of course) against the likes of Davidson 50's etc!