None have changed design.
Speed on a trip is influenced by so many other things. Maybe you have to carry. Maybe you have to take two trips. Maybe the wind comes up.
In the course of a trip a factor of .1 probably does not matter.
I used to daytrip fourteen miles three times a week in a Keowee. I think the L/WL length was something like 3.8.. 9'2" boat with a 30 inch beam.
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