I have a handmade 6 meter yuloh for my 29 ft. 8 ton gaffrig cutter
. I`d suggest an electronic outboard for starters. Yulohs are for heavier boats and oars are for lighter ones (like yours) in my opinion. Oars give you better maneuverability in tight quarters whereas the yuloh is move for moving forward. Yulohs aren`t difficult, just unusual. The Pardey`s (better sailors than I) use an oar and get by with it. My boat is very similiar to theirs in dimensions, but a yuloh is better for me.
Boat Alexander is basically right about the yuloh. You have to do your research
to build one just right. Junkrig sailing websight is a great start. He who runs the sight helped me build one and answered my thousand questions patiently. Also look at it on youtube under "yuloh chinese waterways" more than once. They are definitely conversation pieces at G&T time. I`ll email
you my information if you want it, but try an electric
outboard for starters.