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Re: Dave's Boat?
Posted by Dave Houser on Apr 20, 2006
It is a full-sized Ches 17. Modifications are: The cockpit recess was added to lower the rear coaming 2 1/2 inches. The seat is adjustable for weight and balance trim (I never move it so don't bother). The cockpit and seat were located 3 inches aft from plans to make the kayak wind neutral (I test paddled the kayak in a brisk crosswind before installing the recessed-deck piece to locate the seat and cockpit hole). Installed bulkhead hatches to keep a cleaner deck (if you ever have the need to access the compartments at sea or to drain A comparment at sea you will curse having bulkhead hatches).
In Response to: Re: Dave's Boat? by James Eager on Apr 19, 2006
- Re: Dave's Boat? by James Eager on Apr 21, 2006