I am preparing to build the Northeaster Dory. I think I am going to select the Lug Rig option over the Sloop configuration. However, both have there uses and I would love to potentially use both configurations. I learned and enjoy sailing a sloop rigging with a Jib sail. However, the Lug Rig appears to be more compatible with a combination of rowing and sailing.
Is the configuration of the deck hardware (cleats, eye straps, harkens, pullies, cam cleats, etc.) relatively similar. Can the deck hardware allow either type of rigging (Sloop or Lug).
I am also curious if the configuration includes Fore, side, and back stays? Most other dingy class boats of this size requires stays to stabilize the Main Mast?
There are times when one rigging configuration may be preferable over the other.