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Hi. I have a Hartley Wanderer (1646). My son usually helms and I crew, and between us we are probably around total crew weight of 19/20 stone.

Ours is a sort of hybrid as we usually cruise and have done in fairly strong winds – sometimes reefed sometimes not but in the last 3 years of owning the boat we haven’t yet been swimming!. It does seem to be fairly stable at least for us.

I don’t have the rear seats but sometimes have the storage box in.

At some point we will do a test capsize at our sailing club to see what happens.