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Fat ass transoms
I think you are pretty much correct, as always.
In discussing this very subject with a very well known Canadian Ship designer, he pointed out that my 53'' cutter with a flat buttocks aft, would have superior performance on all points of sail, particularly offwind.
Your concern with the bow was also discussed and he seems to agree with you and carefully attends to the bow design to prevent "digging in".