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Chesapeake 18


Category: Kayaks
Chesapeake 18

More than 6,300 Chesapeake-series kits have been shipped over the last 10 years. An enduring favorite among paddlers, the Chesapeakes are the gold standard for build-it-yourself sea kayaks.  In 2008, Sea Kayaker readers awarded the Chesapeake 17 "Best Kayak Kit."

They are easy to build but handsome and fast. High-volume bows lift you over rough seas - or powerboat wakes - while the skeg-like stern prevents weather-cocking in blustery winds. CLC's signature cambered decks shed spray, increase the storage space inside the hull, add strength without weight, and look great. Chesapeakes are built in garages, apartments, living rooms, television studios, and in at least 50 countries from Iceland to Australia.

and tall" sea kayaks designed specifically for folks who need leg room and capacity but don't want to compromise on performance. The Chesapeake 18 has filled that niche even a 6'5", 270-pounder will find the 18 nimble and comfortable.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Chesapeake Light Craft
Year of Design:
1998
LOA:
18'
Beam Length:
24"
Draft Length:
4"
Displacement:
Hull Weight - 46 lbs.
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Other
Propulsion:
Kayak Paddle
Skill Level to Build:
Beginner/Intermediate
Cost:
$849 Complete Kit / $69 Plans & Manual
Website:
Contact Information:

1805 George Avenue

Annapolis Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-267-0137

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