Nobody has yet mentioned the Pearson
Wanderer. I say this because I just bought one in August and I like it a lot.
It has a "full" keel
, with 3,800 lbs. of lead encapsulated on the bottom. Displacement
is 9,800 pounds. With the board up, it draws 3'6"; with the board down, it draws 6'9". I typically only put the board down when trying to point upwind as far as possible.
I have an old photocopy of an old magazine article, from I think the early 1980's, given to me by the previous owner of the boat, discussing stability and including a chart showing relative stability of a whole bunch of boats. The Wanderer comes out very favorably on their chart. I don't recall
the specifics of how they calculated it, or even what magazine the article was in - I'll have to dig it out when I get home.
Anyhow, although I'm not a terribly experienced sailor, every experienced sailor I know who has seen my boat or who is familiar with Pearson
Wanderers in general has had nothing but positive things to say about them (and mine). It's an easy sailing boat and as far as I'm concerned, pretty much perfect for cruising around the Chesapeake Bay
and environs. Easy to single-hand, shallow enough to get into all kinds of neat little gunkholes, yet heavy and stable enough to cross the Bay and go out in a good blow.