Is there cuddy access at all? Is it apparent that the door was removed at some point? i have a 1991 Mod 2 and the previous owners removed the watertight box and replaced it with a poorly fitting plywood door.
I will bump this for you, I don't know exactly but I think most people are able to use a normal trolling motor. The boat isn't really taller at the waterline than an average fishing boat so you should be fine with a normal length shaft.
The difference between a cunningham downhaul and a standard downhaul is that the cunningham is designed to facilitate a quick and precise change in sail shape. Whatever tacks your jib thouhg, like i said i didnt even know what a cunningham was before a little research.
Here's a diagram, the cunningham is important, i didn't even know what it was when i got my boat. you can use the jam cleat above the main halyd cleat or you can tie the cunningham around the base of the vang. Hope this helps WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!