TRIJUL sails well.
It is a little undercanvased in light winds. J-24's and similar boats are faster with their big genoas and spinnakers, under 5or 6 knots of wind. Above that, I am faster.
The mast is too limber. In heavy winds I cannot control it properly, it is like a long noodle... I have to change it for next year.
I moved to mast rotation lever to the front of the mast. I like it much better: I can prevent the mast from flip-flopping around in waves. I can also over-rotate it easily going downwind. The adjusting lines go back to the cockpit so I can adjust the rotation angle while steering.
Trijul is very easy to sail single handed. I dont have an autopilot yet but a simple tiller "brake" is fine for now.
When I install a new mast I will rig it so I can fly the screecher or a genoa upwind. I will also have a masthead spinnaker.
During the winter I will try to enlarge the centerboard as much as I can and still retain the actual centerboard case. I can make it about one inch longer. I can also extend the trailing edge aft and make it really sharp (it is too thick anyway). Maybe I can also make the leading edge a little sharper to increase the centerboard area in all directions.
During the winter I also have to install a simple electric system for my navigation lights and cabin lights. I will look into the new LiFePo4 battery technology currently used for electric bikes. Batteries are super light and are rechargeable 2000 times!
Hoppefully, I can sail with F-22's next summer, or other scarab22's?...