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Your drawing is sort of right, but because the center of buoyancy is moving to leeward with the heel angle, the righting arm may actually be the same or greater with the boat heeled vs standing up straight.
And to address part two; typically the larger the boat, the larger the crew, but at some point, the crew weight does have a reduced impact on righting relative to everthing else.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay