Originally Posted by Andrew B.
I have wondered if "Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor" by C.A. Marchai is worth getting, and reading.
I have this book also. He is basically arguing against IOR style racing
boats with fin keels and spade rudders plus lacking ballast and for a boat swith more keel
surface, longer keels, protected /skeg rudder
, and heavier/heavier built with a better ballast to disp ratio and higher Angle of Vanishing Stability (AVS)
Lots of folks on here just say it's dated and brag about whatever they are sailing since they don't plan on crossing oceans anyway.
Btw, the guy continually uses the Contessa 32 and similar boats as his good examples..........