I staged a little photo-session in the garden to celebrate the finalization of the Black Pearl 2018 project.
You can mirror yourself in it, what more can you ask for? The flaws are less prominent and less visible in sunlight than in the strong direct light from the spotlights in the workshop.
The rubber cord on the rear deck has extra attachement points in the centre line. Since the deck is flat I fear that having them stretch the full width will not achieve the desired force for sufficiently pinning down the deck load. By fixating the cord also in the middle you can also attach two separate small items. Big items should not be on deck anyway.
In addition, it might be a handy feature to ensure that the spare paddle hasn’t slipped over to the opposite side when you need it in a hurry,
Below in the gallery you find some additional pictures from the first shooting of my new kayak: