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It'll probably have some adverse affects, like reducing the effectiveness of the steering, since it effectively moves the rudders inboard a bit.
It may increase the chance of the boat pitchpoling, by effectively moving the center of buoyancy aft and effectively moving the center of effort forward.
It may cause problems with light air performance by increasing wetted surface area drag.
It may cause problems with lee/weather helm, since it is effectively shifting the center of lateral resistance a bit aft.
If the idea was really that good an idea, don't you think they would have done it already??? BTW, it will increase the cost of haulouts and marina slips, because you're effectively making the boat longer.
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