Out sailing the other day and noticed all the boats with crew sitting on the rails. This leads me to the following thought; cruising boats don't need rail meat! I don't plan ever have enough people on my boat that add up to enough weight to made a difference by putting it on the rail. In fact I'm sure if I did all that weight would have been best left on shore.
Also after watching a J-Boat and some 42' cruiser have a collision
leaving a nice hole in the bow of the cruiser I have another thought: cruisers shouldn't have head sails
so big that the foot is on or lower than the deck
so they can not see what's' ahead, or have a head
sail so big that it needs clear "windows" in it!
Bet others can come up with some other silly racer
things cruisers shouldn't have.