Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size:
Chesapeake 17LT 16' 10" 45 lbs. 23 in. 300 lbs. 31" x 17" 160 - 220 lbs. 12" 13
see other Chesapeakes 14 16LT 16 17LT 17 18 Sport Tandem Double Triple
Chesapeake 17LT 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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2015 Dates, Locations TBA

 Large storage compartments will absorb enough gear and water for long, unsupported expeditions. Cockpits are large and easy to pad out for a custom fit. The big, comfortable cockpit is an ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon if multi-week expeditions aren't your speed. 

  • You weigh between 140 and 220lbs
  • You need the most versatile possible touring kayak
  • Paddlers of varying weights might share this kayak
  • You prefer speed and good handling in waves combined with a big cockpit

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