Beautiful, what is it? No backstay, so a custom gallows?That seems sensible to me. My octogenarian father may have similar tastes. He had a Cape Cod Bull's Eye but I think he found it a bit small. Also, he decided that he wanted an auxiliary so he could get home if caught out in the calms. He's not as spry as he used to be. He uses a cane most of the time. A floating dock with an easy step aboard and no lifelines in the way really helps. We added a pole on the dock that he can steady himself with.
This is his setup:
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