Ha! Good question but it’s not a really fair one. I have been compelled to keep refining my past hulls that fit into certain niches so as I go along I feel they do gain my favor. The reason I have as many designs out there is that there still is so many ways to achieve the same goals but in so many different ways.Now the question remains...with this lifetime of innovation, which is the favorite child??
I do get discouraged by seeing lots of my design elements borrowed on so many other craft but not having advanced their past concept, no improvements done.
Since I introduced the Lithiums radical rounded stern and it’s lower chine details I can see huge improvements in turning at high speeds, dryness in running, backing up under power or poling, and quietness When fishing.
But I see no one else looking at adding some of these prover details to their adaptations, just the look of adding from my past.
Best to ask me that question in person.
as for the Marquesas added weight, you did not add in the 183 lbs typical rigging weight, all the baitwell pump, through stuff along with the way that Hells Bay builds skiffs today.