I had a 33ft Tahiti ketch
thirty years ago which I cruised extensively. What most of the replies say is true, but in all fairness it will make little difference to the performance of the boat if you remove it. I found that once the wind
came aft of the mast
the mizzen had to come down otherwise I had so much weather
helm it was difficult to steer and it also blanketed the main. If you are intending to go cruising and follow the trades, then you will be spending possibly ninety percent or more time down wind
and the mizzen will be useless. Far better to remove it and make your cockpit
more comfortable and dry. One of the main reasons for multi masted boats way back then, was the lack of decent strong mast material, rigging
, chainplates etc. The rig design tended to go out rather than up. Bowsprits, extended booms etc.
I can assure you you won't regret removing it, to have the extra comfort and space.