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ok here where I dont get it, the boat with lower displacement has a 50% ballast/displacement ratio, a lower centre of gravity.
the other boat has much more wieght above and is alot less ballested, logic would sugest this boat to be easyer to knockdown no?
I understand that hull design, beem, WTL all play an important role in how seaworthy a boat is, but given both these boats have similar beem and water lines shouldent the lighter boat be safer in bad weather?
in this case the 6000lbs boat was designed by guy thompson as a sea cruiser, he actualy built this boat as the best possible design for his personal needs (the boat got marketed leter on). the lower displacement boat is a mc-gruger challenger 7.4 and is said to take sirrious winds.
I find both these boats interesting, but I am intriged about thire displacement/ballast ratio and how it works.