That's a fine boat, and I put a few racing
miles on Carter one-tonners back in the 70's. What I do remember is that the foretriangle is huge and tacking was never easy. The heavy genoa
is about all one strong man can handle alone. I suggest you convert the rig to a cutter
, and install the biggest damn winches you can find as primaries. Self-tailing too, as there's a lot of sheet to get in from the headsails.
Good luck with the upgrade!