Kayak recommendations

Posted by Jon Gillespie on Jul 28, 2007

Hello all,

I am looking to build my first Kayak and am wondering which one to go for... Chesapeake 17 or the 17lt.

I want to be able to go out for up to 2 weeks. Weight and size wise I would be ok in both but I am a little worried about the effects of the wind on the increased surface area above the waterline, so am leaning towards the lt with its lower "visibility' but am also worried about the reduced storage space. is this a valid concern or should I just go with the plain 17 for the extra storage?

any advice would be much appreciated!