C17 or C18 as an expedition boat

I stand at 170 cm and weighs 60 kg. I plan to mount a multiday expedition carrying a lot of stuff but will also use the sail rig mk 2 in addition to paddling.

At my size could I handle the C18 with its larger payload or should I go with the C17 with its lesser capacity?

All advice and opinion are welcome from everyone and anyone. Thank you. 


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RE: C17 or C18 as an expedition boat

Honestly,  I think the 17 will be plenty for you.  I stand about 185 and weigh approximately 77 kilos and there is plenty of room for me and gear in a chessy 17.  I don't know how much "stuff" you plan on carrying, but the load capacity of the 17 far exceed what I'd expect for someone of your size even for a week or so.

 

FrankP 

RE: C17 or C18 as an expedition boat

Sorry, to answer your question, you can probably handle the 18 but I think you'll find the 17 more comfortable and plenty sufficient for your needs.

 

FrankP 

RE: C17 or C18 as an expedition boat

Thank you, Frank. With nothing else to base my potential choice on not having seen either or any CLC boat, I could just as well go with your advice. Am thinking of a boat with the capability of crossing the open ocean for say up to a week without outside assistance. With the outriggers, I could doze off for short spells as needed.

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