"Captain J", with apologies: This normally articulate guy, a best-selling boat-design book author** and an actual builder of arguably the most durable trans-ocean 16-hull yacht fleet afloat -- this very same guy finds himself speechless upon reading your enormously stupid, dishonest and physics-idiocy drivel. Lost for words that don't contain hyphenated expletives. So I'll leave it at that and repeat myself: "Enormously stupid, dishonest and physics-idiocy drivel." "They need to be self-righting because they are more apt to roll over?" That statement alone stoops to new levels of idiocy as do your others. You, Mr dishonest not-a-captain, are an example of the price of too much free speech on the internet. Do you even know what GM is? How about roll period? We do, duh. Such 101 stupidity simply amazes me. It's a remarkable achievement that we made the superstructure so strong it can actually serve as a hull for a few critical seconds in a rogue wave or bad luck/error in a hurricane, yet you don't even understand it, and then dare criticize us for it? Bad drainage? If you were a "captain" (which you're not) you'd have noticed the decks are sloped outwards and bulwarks are 90% tall freeing ports on both sides, no boat could could possibly drain faster. You ain't even a 101 boater, its so basic. Wet decks? Maybe if it rains. But not from green water. How did you invent such nonsense? You don't think WE thought of not burying the bow in a force 9? Wow. How naive. I've even never seen any of these chatrooms prior to a couple days back. YachtForums seems to be an intelligent website, a source of valuable info, exchange of ideas, a tremendously needed service to the industry. Boating is a science-meets-art topic of considerable challenge to all of us. ALL of us; no one conquers boats, some of us try harder than others to do so in one niche or another. They are a humbling. Your arrogant dishonest drivel simply does not belong. A self-described "captain"? Perhaps one who steers rubber duckies around your backyard splash pool, but you sure as heck are not an actual blue water boater. Personally -- maybe it's just me and dozens will jump to your defence -- but your conceit and deceit are equally revolting; you insult a highly honourable profession by falsely claiming to belong to it. Go away and educate yourself, then speak, OK? Remember: It was YOU who chose to attack my beloved two-decades-old creations with your outright stupidity and libelous fantasies. Hopefully you will be thrilled that I gave you the time of day half a world away, by reacting truthfully: "Truthfully" vs your dishonesty. ** In case Mr Rubber Duckie Captain would care for a 101 boat education I'll send you a FREE screen-resolution copy of my book on boat design that sold a few thousand copies and is extensively quoted in the excellent "Voyaging Under Power." It's highly factual and seldom challenged, albeit lacking modern gizmos like gyro stabilizers that didn't exist at the time. Just send me your email address. Then you can apologize on this website for your dishonesty. The offer of a free 72 DPI (85-page) PDF book is open to absolutely anyone interested. Just send me your email address. Especially honest people who actually know something about floating things bigger than rubber duckies and don't falsely call themselves "Captain." I respect real trans-ocean captains, even amateur ones; I am not one for example. I sure know how to drive and fix boats with my own hands but would never pretend to carry the title.