Hi Arch- getting rid of the end boom sheeting is one of the biggest favors you can do on the ComPac 19 and 23s that I've owned. Gets the spaghetti mess of mainsheet line away from outboard controls and will allow far superior sail shape and control. The original owner of my 23 mounted the traveler in the cockpit, and I never found it too intrusive when singlehanding. Conversions that I have designed and fabricated mounted over the companionway and the mainsheet led slightly rearward from the traveler to the boom bail. Had to exercise a bit of caution to not bonk head when going below. I can understand why the current owner does not want to give the boat away for less money- I put big bucks into the boat for new AH-2000, Nexus wireless WS/WD, BiData K/D, shore power, Garmin chartplotter, solar, sails, canvas, Ballenger mast hinge, gin pole for mast raise/lower, etc etc. And it has a real trailer. All this stuff was used one season or less. If my old back and balance were not so screwed up, I'd buy the dang boat back in a heartbeat! Good luck in your search for a C23- they are one of the best in the ComPac line!!