-- Last Updated: Jan-06-13 9:58 PM EST --
I had to update what's written below. I make a note of it here instead of simply changing it, because for a couple of days this post had the word "rearward" mistakenly used instead of "forward".
There are a few Blackhawks owned and paddled by the people I paddle with the most, and though I've looked very closely at where the widest waterline width seems to be, it has never appeared to be forward of center, and with one's knees stuck out into the edges of the hull, it wouldn't be hard to notice if the boat was getting wider ahead of that point, unless we are talking small fractions of an inch. I think the upper-hull profile of these boats makes overall shape a little deceptive looking. This reminds me that someday I want to do an actual measurement of this.