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Re: Reviving an Old Design
The way I understand your question, I'd go to the original designer. Much of the "look" of a boat comes from extremely subtle variations in line weight, tapers, a few inches difference in the low point of a sheer and so forth. Most of that comes from the specific designers eye and is what gives different designers their unique look.
Kaufmann & Ladd boats like the Skye look a lot like the Swans of the time but they have an entirely unique take on that basic style.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.