Re: 18 vs 17lt

Posted by Mac on Sep 12, 2005


The 18 will hold more cargo for sure, and when loaded, will be stable. (I've looked at your lovely photos and you're not a very big fellow). If you were in the 18 without cargo, you may find yourself bobbing around too much on the surface of the water - in which case you would be less stable and very prone to wind and weathercocking.

If cargo is an issue - think of the well-proven flagship of the Chesapeake line, the CH17. It holds a ton of stuff, and is more your size.

These kayaks all hold more weight than you'd initially think.

Keep us posted, and thanks for sharing your photos.


In Response to: Re: 18 vs 17lt by Alvin John on Sep 12, 2005