Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size:
Chesapeake 18 18' 0" 48 lbs. 24 in. 350 lbs. 31" x 17" 210 - 270 lbs. 13" 14
see other Chesapeakes 14 16LT 16 17LT 17 18 Sport Tandem Double Triple
Chesapeake 18 Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Complete Kit
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Alternative Configurations:

Wood Parts Only Kit
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Plans & Manual Only
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Manual Only
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Materials List for Plans Builders:
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Supplies List for Kit Builders:
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2015 pricing goes into effect March 17th. Buy now at the 2014 price!  

July 20-25: Clayton, NY
Sept 28-Oct 3: St. Michaels MD

Build this boat if:

  • You weigh more than 220 pounds
  • You need a very large amount of storage capacity
  • You need lots of extra legroom, knee room, and foot room.
  • You want a large kayak that still handles will in wind and waves

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