that was an excellent post Robert. Finally someone has risen to the occasion and approached this with an intelligent response.
Now, let me ask you, doesn't the stagger and therefore farther forward CG make the boat want to run wet forward of the first step and/or be more prone to throwing the weight forward and pivoting on that step? Realizing as we all do that as speeds go up...the window for error in this regard gets exponentially smaller.
now I'm sure reggie has the bottom finely honed, but what about the ave. guy? Will he get in over his head?
EDIT: I'm thinking now about what you're saying...ie: a more consistent CG over the length of the boat within a wider trim window= safer/more stable/predictable in turns???