Originally Posted by MKM
if the boat is 100% yours, i personally think you should do as you best would like to be, independent how traditional lines were. It is not a restoration work, but seems a remake, an opportunity to match exactly your desire. But in any decision you take, the design must be perfect, harmonic, with high-quality and coerency of curves to be simple well done beautiful. But i think i am alone in this opinion probably. It is yours, then you are complete free to decide. I personally like all versions without preference.
thanks - yes she is !00% mine (and the bank's!!) . She is a rebuild rather than a pure restoration, so I can indeed do whatever I like, However, I believe in respecting her heritage and I'm so torn about what to do with the PH (which will make or break her in terms of looks) that I'm keen to have other boat lovers' opinions..