CLC says in its catalogue (quite truthfully, I'm sure!) that it has sold hundreds of Pax 18s and 20s - but references to either are a rarity on this site. I'm interested in the 18 as a possible next build (18' is the absolute maximum length my building and storage facility can take. I'm OK on the maximum recommended body weight for the 18).
I did manage to find a cuppla references on other sites, even a pic or two, but I'd appreciate comments and feedback from anybody here with experience of either model, in terms of both building and paddling.
One point - a building diary elsewhere talked about a 'King Plank', clearly part of the deck structure. I recall this site also mentioning it under the Pax heading, but only in the context of it forming a visual element.
What is this 'King Plank'? How made? Of what? Serving what purpose? I haven't come across this before in kayak building - would it be an unwelcome added complexity?
As a retiree I'm reluctant to invest $150 or so in Aussie dollars for plans and instructions, after currency conversion and mailing costs, just to find out the answer to this question - I'm sure you understand!..
I will greatly appreciate any guidance and general input on this craft.
Thanks in advance...