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It is very possible that your slapping sound could have been caused by waves striking the "overhang". Another possibility is that the outboard might be loose on its bracket and making a noise.....?
The reason for more modern boats having no "overhang" is that a non-planing boat's hull speed is a function of waterline length. Maximising waterline length for a given hull length means reducing overhangs as much as possible, hence almost vertical stems and no overhang at the stern.
Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?