Factors influencing boat balance
Well, thanks to all for your replies.
As to Jeff''s answer, I understand that there are very many contributing factors to stability and their individual contributions are tough to calculate. Thanks for all the additional insight.
For those of you worried that I over analyze, you could be right, but that''s what makes me, "me." It doesn''t detract from my enjoyment; it enhances it. [Of course, I don''t apply that to "everything" ;-) ]
Talking and reading about sailing are the next best things to doing it, IMHO. If we were sitting around having a few beers (or whatever), we could have discussions on all sorts of subjects and the dialogue would flow nicely. Since we''re limited to this exchange, it''s tough to do.
Fair winds, all.