Chesapeake 17 bulkheads

Anyone out there know if the bulkheads for the 17 and 17LT are interchangeable? I am building a 17 and am ready to install the bulkheads. I test fitted them at the correct locations and they just don't fit right. They are a little small in width and about an inch short in height. The packing tape that was wrapped on the bulkheads was marked LT 17 so I am assuming I have the wrong ones.



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RE: Chesapeake 17 bulkheads

I have built all of my boats from plans, but all of the bulkheads need to be tweaked a little bit. The 17lt bulkheads would be about an inch to short for a regular 17. They should be pretty close on the bottom and side panels though.

RE: Chesapeake 17 bulkheads

Sounds like someone put the wrong bulkheads in your kit.  The tape on the bulkheads for my Chesapeake 18 had "Ch 18" written on it.

RE: Chesapeake 17 bulkheads

From the ad copy - "The 16LT and 17LT are standard Chesapeake 16 & 17 hulls with lower decks and sides, reducing total volume by 20% for a sleeker, more compact kayak."

This can't happen without different bulkhead shapes. Sounds like you need to call the CLC support number:


or drop them an e-mail.


RE: Chesapeake 17 bulkheads

Thanks for the responses. I called Joey at CLC and he is sending the correct bulkheads.


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