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I grew up paddling in an old wood & canvas Penn Yan with kneeling thwarts, only. I like a high seat that can be used mostly for kneeling with an occasional chance to stretch the legs on a calm lake.
I think I might have paddled a ww boat with a pedestal, once, but I'm not sure that this is something I want to commit to...
Advice from the Blackhawk crowd?
Thanks in advance!
A Nighthawk is slightly longer than 13 feet.
In several old buyer's guides from Canoe magazine and Canoe & Kayak magazine I have seen the Nighthawk's length listed at 13'1" 13'2" 13'3".
You seldom see any spec. information about Nighthawks in old Blackhawk brochures.
The Nighthawk typically has a pedestal in it. It might be a removable pedestal, but more often than not it's a pedestal that is permanently mounted in the bildge; actually a part of the canoe.
A Fishhawk, for all pratical purposes is the same hull design as the Nighthawk, but has a wood/cane seat, as opposed to a pedestal.
I currently own 6 Blackhawks; one of which I'm sure is a Nighthawk.
Mine has a permanently mounted pedestal. I also have a brand new/never used example of one of the removable pedestals.
If you would like to see several photos of a Nighthawk, to compare to your canoe; check out my photo journal.