Re: help choosing boat

Posted by Jon T on Aug 23, 2007

I am currently building a Shearwater 16 for my daughter and a Shearwater 17 for myself. I am slightly bigger than you. I can cram myself into the 16 but the 17 is far mor comfortable and stable. You do realize that the Shearwater 17 and the Merganser 17 have basically the same hull but differect decks? If you were happy with the performance of the Merganser 17 you should be happy with the Shearwater 17. The main reason you might want the Cheseapeake is if you want to carry more gear.

Jon T

In Response to: help choosing boat by Tom Callis on Aug 23, 2007