I just inherited Chesapeake 17’ kayak from my grandfather.
A buddy of his built it, gave it to him, and now I have it.
Its never been in the water and still needs some finishing touches.
Only problem… not sure exactly what I have. I have 2 pages of the plans and only one mentions its size. It just says CHESAPEAKE 17 on page 2 of 4. Page 4 just says CHESAPEAK. The plans are dated 4-14-97.
You can see my concern here… with the diminishing information by page, who knows if the 1st page actually said CHESAPEAKE 17 LT???
I’ve measured from tip to tip and it seams to measure 17’ (the normal 17 length), but the tape measure bends slightly due to the cockpit so it could in fact measure 6’11” (the LT length).
If anyone can help, I’d greatly appreciate it.