Got my Play finished up this week and out to sea on Fishers Island Sound off Noank, CT. I had wanted a light, nimble, tough, high performance craft that could keep up with the long boat pod at cruising speeds. Happy to say my aims are nicely realized in the Petrel Play. At 37 1/2 pounds it is way easier to transport and carry than my (now sold) composite Brit boats. My back is loving it. At 23 inches wide it is a comfort to paddle. I am currently fine tuning the trim and have installed a permanent skeg onto the keel to resist any weathercocking. I built the version without the recessed hatches, as I don't need an expedition boat and avoided a pound or two and a few hours of building in so doing.
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