I want to share a link to my Black Pearl build, over at Canoe tripping . net. It is a Carbon/Kevlar build with a Cedar strip insert in the bottom. I'm happy with the weigh of this 16' solo, just shy of 36#. It is a copy of my original Pearl. http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/forum/paddlecraft-construction/76669-carbon-kevlar-black-pearl here are some pics. It still needs varnish on the hull, and Watco on the trim.