One builder of full-keel designs talks about the virtues of the traditional design and construction features of these boats. Whether you agree with everything or not, this gives good coverage of a lot of issues.
A member has challenged others to imagine the ideal "long-range cruiser with live-aboard capacities, not too big to be unaffordable." The responses are interesting
Small-boat cruiser and his wife (he has twice circumnavigated) specialize in partial or complete refits of sailboats and act as consultants for sailboat owners preparing for extended offshore cruising.
Here's the scruteneer's checklist for singlehanded Transpac Race Boats, covering the required aspects of 45 pieces of equipment.
More of a mini-encyclopedia of lore, crammed with tips, warnings, and instructions. Makes good browsing for new and experienced cruisers alike.