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Either boat would be the wrong boat for doing overnights on the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake rewards boats that do well in either light air or heavy air, and these boats are not all that great at either end of the spectrum. That means that for most of the good sailing days, these boats are effectively rolly powerboats with a mast.
Beyond that, on the Chesapeake a decent turn of speed rewards a boat owner with a whole lot more options in terms of places to anchor for the night and dead slow boats like these would be painfully restrictive.
I would suggest that you consider a more well rounded design that can sail well in light air and change gears to heavier conditions quickly.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay