What rig is she using? Hi Genbeany, that hull looks the spittin image of mine though I think my keel is a bit deeper. Should sail sweetly if you can get enough sail up. Mine will reach hull speed in about 15 knots of wind, even a bit better actually seen 7.5 knots just the other day. I've attached a photo of her as I was single handing her across the bay my wife shot this from the hill overlooking the harbour as I was approaching. Apologise for the quality as getting late and a bit dark for a 400mm lense handheld.
Emmo, why not attack it a piece at a time, rather a lot to describe in one hit. Is she cutter rigged?
Mine is a ferro version of the Atkins " Thistle".