those are good articles... though they seem to be more concerned with resistance and speed more than I am...
but, my line of thinking was this: if I take a conventional design as a starting point, then alter it to make it more suited to fishing rather than just paddling, what effect would it likely have on stability.
I suppose it would be easy to make a highly unstable boat!
If I took a design and shortened it, then widened it - what would that do to stability. if I lowered (my) center of gravity - would it help.
does a square stern really affect anything? and so on?