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Re: Chespk 17 deck instal
Posted by Dave Houser on Dec 13, 2006
My understanding is that the full sized Ches 17 has been known to weathercock a little. When I built mine (from plans 4 years ago) I modified it by adding a cockpit recess. In the process I test paddled the kayak on a windy day before installing the coaming and cutting the cockpit opening to full size. I settled on moving the cockpit and seat aft three inchess from plan location to make the kayak wind neutral. I am still quite happy I made the mods.
In Response to: Chespk 17 deck install by Tom on Dec 11, 2006