So I received my Chesapeake 16 kit on November 11 and will be going for my maiden voyage at a local lake tomorrow, March 31. The boat has only an epoxy finish and I have installed a Smart Track rudder system. I will be using the happy bottom seat from CLC. I have not installed a back band, so I'll use a cushion or towel of some sort for padding.
My question is how do people transport these boats? This is not an issue for me for tomorrow, as I will be transporting it on a carpeted pontoon boat. In the future, I'd like to take it out with just my full-size pickup truck. I have transported plastic kayaks up to 14.5 feet in the truck. I always transport them on their sides (transporting them on their bottoms could create dents or warpage) with a moving blanket underneath.
Thanks for any comments/advice.
Paul in Phoenix