Since I didn't have a Revo before 2012, I never knew there was a difference. I always assumed the puddle in the seat area was just par for the course.
Thankfully I live in south Florida (waitaminute so do you?) and the water in the cockpit is often refreshing on a hot day, but I could see how this would be an annoyance in colder water/climates.
The problem is not water temps but sitting in 2" of water for hours on end. The revolution 11 seat well stays filled until you either open the scuppers or bail it out.
Sometimes not so easy to do when you are a long distance from shore. This was never the case with the 2008 - 2010 hull. I only sat in water when it was intended or in rough surf when keeping the scuppers open was needed. In 1 - 2 foot waves I never had a wave go over the side in the old hull. Fishing in Chokoloskee Bay every 6"
wave that hit me broadside or near broadside funneled up the handle recess and into my lap. I was trying to bail every few minutes and it became pointless. Then it was how to open a scupper under my butt when 1 mile away from shore. I sat side saddle and got them open only to have backwash constantly. So IMO there is a NEED for self bailing scuppers and/or deflector above the handle recess. A friend of mine bought a new revolution for his wife and an outback for himself. His wife says she always has a puddle in her seat and he said the Outback is always dry. Different handle design in the Outback I assume.
Anyway I posted my solution for a self draining scupper. This weekend I will be making the deflector. The material is being delivered today.