As one would expect with ultralights, weight is critical on Moore 24s, which displace only 2,050 pounds, half of which is in the keel. But the little boats are often raced with a crew of four or even five. The maximum permitted crew weight is 825 pounds, which put me 670 pounds ahead. While crew weight is movable and useful on the rail when going to windward, I intended to try to keep as much as I could centered and low. However, I was also thinking in terms of living aboard for months and covering thousands of miles, not spending a handful of hours racing dozens of miles (or less). So some compromise was inevitable. There was also the matter of style: Despite the weight, Gannet would carry a couple of Dartington crystal double old-fashioned glasses and a bottle of Laphroaig.