One of the things I am doing with my Rosborough Schooner is re-rigging it to be practical for sailing with 2 or 3 crew, which includes taking down the square rigged sails
, yard-arms, double and tipple blocked sheets
with winches, etc etc. In doing so. not only am I getting rid of a lot of windage, I also am taking about 500 lbs of weight from aloft.
I also took all the internal 3000 lbs of pig iron out of the bilge
and replacing it with lead.
In the end, I will have a topsail schooner rig that will have a lower center of gravity and simple enough to manage with small crew.