Originally Posted by PCP
I think you are being too harsh with Robelz's post. I implied he was talking about boats with the same weight and as a generic generalization it does not seemed that bad to me.
Yes, we can say that generically a narrow boat needs more ballast or more draft or a much more efficient keel to compensate the superior stability given by the hull form stability of a beamier boat, if both boats have about the same displacement and speed.
For understanding your comments and since you have given your boat as a reference it is useful to know what boat you sail. What is your boat?
I could have written a book with 300 pages but wanted to give a short overview. Of course a lighter boat will in most times be faster than a heavier boat, a racer should poind higher than a cruiser, a carbon/kevlar sail will be more effective in any regards than one made of dacron...
Taken into consideration he asked for a passagemaker I think I got the most important points.