Re: O'Day DS or Flying Scot?
The Scot does heel because of its round-ish bottom, but is unlikely to capsize. I enjoy hiking and think the Scot is a great boat, but if you want something more stable the DS is a great choice. You might also look at a Rhodes 19 centerboard model. More room thean the DS, less challenging than the Scot.
Desert Rat, you might want to start a new thread. Look at PEarson, Tartan, Sabre