Yeah, I understand your thinking. Last year I removed all the electronics from my pilothouse roof and reskinned the roof for solar only. I save about 46 lbs. on the new skin over the old one, mostly because of the enormous amount of wasted glue that was plopped inside to keep the upper and lower skin together. Then I removed my old mast, boom and rigging (94 lbs.) and made a new mast to mount the electronics (77 lbs. but higher CG), then added a custom dinghy davit on the boat deck of which 61 lbs. are above the boat deck. I'm about to replace the solar panels on the roof, adding about 38 lbs. over the old setup. When all is said and done, I figure I'll end up with the equivalent of another average passenger standing in the middle of the boat behind the pilothouse. The boat has the reserve stability to manage such things and more often than not, a large dock box full of stuff is sitting there anyway.
"I'd rather be happy than dignified".