Modifying Chesapeake 17

Posted by Morten Strengelsrud on Jun 7, 2006


I have a question about modifying Chesapeake 17 to 17 LT, and hope some of you have any recommendations for me. I bought the Chesapeake 17 plans a few years back from a local dealer here in Norway, but haven't had any place to start building it until now. I will use the kayak for day trips and a occasional weekend trip, and have started thinking that the volume of the Chesapeake 17 is greater the needed.

I'm thinking of subtracting 1" from the top of each of the measurement on the shear panels before cutting them out. Will this work or will I get problems with the deck panels.

Sorry for any spelling errors that might be here.


Morten Strengelsrud Honefoss, Norway