You're taking the comment out of context. He's discussing trailerable boats. The four main ones are not CCA designs. He states that some would say the two CCA's are trailerable. He's drawing the distinction between the two CCA's having long overhangs, as opposed to the others not having that setup. He is not saying that because they have long overhangs they are not suited to bluewater work, though his sentence structure would seem to point that way. He is pointing out that they have a different design than the other four designs he's discussing. Read more of Brewer's work and you will see what I mean. He's very fond of the CCA rule and often writes of their superior seaworthy characteristics (his words). "All good things come to an end, though, and so did the CCA Rule." To be fair, he also credits the newer designs with greater speed potential in racing, as well as providing for greater below-deck space.
What he is saying is that he cannot include those two examples (or other CCA cruiser/racers) in that particular comparison. Case in point: I submit to you that there are many, many examples of modern sailboats with plumb bows and sterns (virtually no overhang) that are also not "specifically designed for ocean work".
Last edited by seabreeze_97; 03-13-2008 at 03:07 PM.