Re: Shearwater 16'/14'

Posted by CLC on Oct 8, 2005

>>>>>>>>what is the difference between the shearwater 16' and the shearwater 16' hybrid?


In terms of handling, nothing. Same hull and similar interior volume. The hybrid kit yields a cedar strip-planked deck rather than the standard plywood configuration.

>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm 5'10'' and 145 lb's. is the searwater 14' too small?


The Shearwater 14 (actually 14'6") will hold you without difficulty, provided you've got shorter legs and small feet. Keep in mind it's a narrow boat, and while faster and "sportier" it won't be as stable as the Chesapeake models.

In Response to: Shearwater 16'/14' by Pete on Oct 8, 2005