BTD Black Pearl – JR built spring of 2015
The “Red Bird” stitch and glue plywood Black Pearl-J was built for our seven years old daughter. 6″ and 8″ Beckson hatches and finished in red Interlux Brightsides. Weight: 15 lb (6.8 kg).
The popular “Black Pearl” designed by Björn Thomasson is finally available in stitch & glue construction for home builders. Of the six standard sizes, this is the JR (junior) size for kids between ages 6 and 12, weighing 65 – 110 lb (30-50 kg). It is our smallest Black Pearl. Ain’t it cute?! It’s short, yet wide giving extra stability for our younger paddlers.
While the BP-Jr is the baby of the S&G Black Pearl family, it’s built the same as it’s big brothers and sisters. It’s built close to the manual that is supplied with the plans and kits.
– Hatches: Flush wood lids held with internal bungees using carbon fiber support lips and hardware. Internal tethers and pull tabs.
– Coaming: Laminated plywood, painted black
– Outfitting: 1/4″ bungee cord
– Completion: June 2015
|Design =||BTD “Black Pearl – JR”|
|Length (Overall) =||11.52 ft (351.0 cm)|
|Beam (Overall) =||19.7 in (50.0 cm)|
|Draft =||4.33 in (11.0 cm)|
|Wetted Surface Area =||12.67 sf (1.18 m2)|
|Prismatic Coefficient =||0.55|
|Finished Weight =||15.0 lb (6,8 kg)|