Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
My take is that most modern sailboats do
(pretty much) have quarterdecks.
It's just that they have cockpits on them
Otherwise they couldn't get the Aft Cabin / Stateroom / Quarter Berths under there..........
I guess your right I never thought about it that way before. In that case having a quarterdeck wouldn't increase your windage much than many other boats already carry. I don't understand the stability issue, is it just a higher CG or is it more windage aft that or both that would be a problem?
I'm asking because I have considered adding an aft cabin on to an aft cockpit boat and was wondering if there was a good reason not to (design wise)?
I saw a boat like that one time and liked it (it was 26' by the way).