John´s White Pearl?
A week ago John March took command of a new "White" Pearl, built by Dan Caouette (CSFW). A couple of sea trials later…
After five or six test paddles, I finally got the outfitting mostly worked out today and immediately had standard layback, shotgun and butterfly rolls plus the balance brace working almost effortlessly onside and offside plus the kayak is now readily controllable with subtle movement from the hips. Next issue: how to keep water out of the cockpit, and after that it is on to the throwing stick and forward finishing rolls. Can't wait for the BIK symposium!
Thanks to all for your help and encouragement. I love this boat.
Photo: Bill Bremer and Dan Caouette