Daledog, since your posting I have observe a number of ridiculous comments concerning ocean going boats. ...
The most ridiculous of the comments? Hannah2 said “The new designs being built in Europe have solved those problems for open ocean crossings”
Another by Outbound, “ability to point and make a good days run in light/moderate air remain failings of most full keeled boats.
PCP? Too numerous to bother with. ON THE SMALLER BOATS that are used for long distance sustained cruising, the problems created by the ocean have not been solved by any of the new boat designs. ...
For anyone on this forum or elsewhere to imply that a full keel boat cannot point as well in the ocean as an equally ladened fin keeled boat, in the smaller sizes, is either very inexperienced, ignorant, or pushing some other agenda.
There is simply no over-riding benefit to crossing an ocean, Down wind or Upwind, in light wind, or heavy air, on a fin keeled, or light weight, ocean voyaging, live-aboard, cruising sailboat.
Jesus you seem pretty convinced at what you are saying. The fact that nobody with enough money to buy a new cruising sailboat is having one, the fact that no NA is proposing a new designed full keeler, the fact that no production shipyard is offering any does not makes you suspicious of your certitudes?
Certainly you think that guys that circumnavigated like Hannah or even more experienced sailors that once had full keelers for bluewater cruising and today chose fin keelers are hugely mistaken in their choices and don't know the advantages of a type of boat over another.
Certainly you think that all the companies that make offshore boats that once proposed to their clients full keels, then modified fin keels and now fin keels don't know what they are doing and the same with their clients that are just mislead by devious propaganda from guys like me, a master conspirator
There is out there a vast conspiracy against full keel boats a conspiracy that one day will be fully exposed by guys like you
You talk generically but give a stronger incidence on smaller boats. Yes, a smaller heavy boat, full keel or not, it will be more seaworthy than a light boat of the same size. But who wants a cramped slow heavy small boat if by the same price it can have the same seaworthiness in a much bigger light sailboat that it will be much faster, as comfortable with a much bigger interior space? (size matters to sea motion as well weight to price).
That is what discovered Northshore one of the last to make small heavy blue-water cruisers before given up and turn to more modern bluewater cruisers. Northshore discovered that soon enough to survive, all the other that persisted bankrupted. This does not tell you nothing, besides the conspiracy theory?