THUNDER BAY & NORTHWEST ONTARIO
Fair winds and fresh water are calling...
How far will you go?
Posted by: CEWilson on Jan-04-13 3:56 PM (EST)
I owned a BlackHawk Covenant for a few years. It was a stretched version of the Proem, below intended waterline increasing from 85 quarts or liters to 115.
It was a Pat Moore design that featured a longitudinally adjustable pedestal mounted on tracks laminated into the bottom. Both the tracks and camming devices that locked movement proved fragile.
The hulls had three piece mahogany rails without visible fasteners that proved problematical when repairs were necessary.
The hull was narrow and Fish form, with characteristic long, slender aft section. Hard chines, it was considered "light", as in tippy, by many.
I also owned a Curtis Vagabond at the same time, today ~ available as Hemlock Kestral, Pb RapidFire. Vag was faster, more stable and turned better, but Covenant was a work of art.
Both Proem and Covenant disappeared forever when Pat designed and started producing the Reverie series. Phil mothballed the older Moore molds and started in on a Hawk series by Bob Brown, while developing his own hulls.