The good news is all my gear worked. I stayed safe, dry and comfortable throughout the trip. A few thoughts...
The two-tent system, the boom tent and sleeping in the one-man bivy tent proved ideal. With horizontal rain, which happened more that I like to think, is hard to keep completely outside the boom tent. Sleeping in the waterproof bivy did me warm and dry.
Also keeping me warm and dry while sailing were the dry suit and merino wool thermals, which I wore on multiple days early in the trip.
Hot chocolate, suggested by a hiker friend, was a good start to each day as I anchored in a creek to hide from four days of winds gusting to 35 miles an hour (that number is not an estimate, it came from the weather service, and the gusts even caused big boats were to seek shelter).
I do think I made some good decisions as to when and where to anchor. SPARTINA stayed clean and well organized. I woke each morning feeling refreshed, went to be each night after enjoying an excellent hot meal.
Was the trip fun? Yes. Was it challenging? Definitely. But it is the challenge that makes it interesting. As Conway said when I came back to the ramp after 16 days, it would be boring if it was easy all the time.