Posted by: ret603 on Feb-26-13 12:30 PM (EST)
Carl installed one screw in hatch (Beckson type) on the back deck, instead of the heavier KayakSport hatches (front and back) that are being installed on the other two Petrel Plays built in the class. We (the other two builders) are also installing drop skegs, while Carl is using an externally attached fin skeg. All of Carl's choices will result in a lighter kayak.
The other two Plays are not yet finished, so there are no completion pics. Carl also applied the attractive paint scheme shown, while we are using the more bland "varnish over clear epoxy" commonly seen. Guess we are both slower than Carl and more bland.