Originally Posted by GBurton
Yes, and many people who sail these boats don't have the sails to make the boat move like it can. I prefer the heavier boat even if it means greater sail area than a lighter boat of similar length, because I like the way the heavier boat sails. Its a personal preference as others have stated in this thread.
Some make the assumption that, because they once sailed past a heavy full keeled boat "with all working sails flying" etc ad nauseum, that these boats are pigs.
exactly. My little 23 foot Sea Sprite has a 30 foot tall rig. Not exactly small for a boat it's size. It's PHRF rating is not that great (in the 200s) but on a day the winds are blowing, she will bury the rail and keep right on going.
Bob is also right. Looks are the main reason any of us buy what we go. I will admit I am a traditionalist. I love traditional looking boats. If I wanted a speed demon, I would own a multihull