You either buy into the idea that things can move on, Or buy into the idea that things dont move on. The question to ask is why produce something different when it costs more to produce it,and could as has been demonstrated above clearly be derrogetry to perfomance.
The reason for this is to try and improve on a established concept.
With todays Market Place things have to move on from a design point of view.
A Rib design brief is different today for offshore boats and whilst the Deep V concept is and was the established norm. In my oppinion you will see improvements to this Deep V design as time goes on and Fiberglass boats come onto the market and get a new hull mould to compeate efectivley in this competitive enviroment against Labour intensive Ali boats/Ribs.
There will be cock ups and there will be winners its down to your preference and the people you believe in and put your faith in.
They may not be too radical as we have a Deep V, But it is tweeked to get the best out of the hull dependant on our expected use.
The proof is in the pudding.
I have the choice of conventional deep V or Deep V with Delta keel on our boat and from the imformation I have heard and the responce from other owners commercially and leisure when using there boats Offshore with a Delta keel then I am more than happy with with my decision.
Unless somebody can demonstrate that this concept is flawed Then Im sticking to my guns.
As change doesnt worry me especially when its progress in my opinion.