Originally Posted by Blue Stocking
If the front end shape goes thru the water best, why shouldn't the back deal with on-coming water (following seas), the same way.
Yup. I made a shy comment at this fact in my early post in this thread.
On my boat, the following seas do not need to be parted - the stern lifts and the wave passes underneath (most of it in any case). And when the seas are so that they do have to be parted, then I would think other factors contribute to my comfort and safety
much more than the shape of the stern.
*Note that you will also want super duper kevlar-lithium washboards and a Musto NASA-McGyver suit if you do decide to go stern-to thru any extended storm.
I think this type of discussions is always full of traps and also because the doubleender is often mixed up with the long keeler, while in fact we know that there are doubleended fin keelers as well as long keel
If I can say anything mean about doubleenders then it is that the deep V, long keel
doubleender (like many Colin Archer clones, e.g. the Kendall or the Tahiti) will roll your guts out of ... (censored).
So, to me, the a.m. type of doubleender is the worst type of hull for the Coconut Milk Run. Somehow, the modified doubleender (like e.g. Valiant) will roll much less. A small modification that will make any cruiser a happier man.