Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
A flat butt transom will drive you crazy smoetimes. No exhageration, my wife and i have left the aft cabin at a marina once (actually more than once) and slept in the salon because the slapping from the waves on teh stern (due to stern blowing wind) was so bad.
I will second that from personal experience. My boat has "lovely" overhangs. We tied by the stern to a mooring in order to get some breeze through the boat one hot, still night in Havre de Grace. By 2:00 a.m. there was 6-8 knots of wind that had blown up maybe a foot of chop. It gets a really nice resonance when it thumps from under the stern overhang. It was not something to sleep through: I walked the painter back to the bow at 2:10 a.m.
There's a + for the canoe stern.