New SOF Black Pearl
Erik van Woerkens finished his wooden frame of the SOF Black Pearl. This conversion has been done some 4-5 times before, with very good results. Erik´s is 580 x 47 cm, with gunwales, deck beams, stems in pine, ribs in oak and longitudinals in ash. Covering will be covering her with Dyson 8 ounce nylon with PU coating. But first the inevitable saran wrap test.
A SOF just doesn´t let itself be reduced to a set of numbers on a plan. It has its own life. Erik´s kayak got slightly more rocker and a tad hither stems than, as shown on the lines overlay show.