Originally Posted by manyboats
OK good getting closer to apples and apples.
I designed a boat that had 45degree sides and it slid down the faces of waves bigger than 2 story houses just fine. After having survived that I consider non-tripping chines a very good thing. But get a keel big enough as on a very deep keel sailboat and she just lies down, slides a bit and let's the wave pass. So Ild say hull design has a lot to do w the ability to not capsize totally independent of beam. As is usually the case w design issues .. many variables.
But a designer and/or manufacturer must design a boat to be appealing to buyers and I'm sure the lines get blurred a bit in the process. But I'm going to lean toward a boat that will slide sideways even if I've got to suffer from windage for it.
what is a non-tipping chine?
Some boats like many of the DeFever 40-41's i've seen have a full keel with a deep hull towards the bow which begins to taper up a little past midship. Seems to me this shape may have similiar characteristics to what you describe?