Re: Dave's Boat?

Posted by Dave Houser on Apr 20, 2006

It is a full-sized Ches 17. Modifications are: The cockpit recess was added to lower the rear coaming 2 1/2 inches. The seat is adjustable for weight and balance trim (I never move it so don't bother). The cockpit and seat were located 3 inches aft from plans to make the kayak wind neutral (I test paddled the kayak in a brisk crosswind before installing the recessed-deck piece to locate the seat and cockpit hole). Installed bulkhead hatches to keep a cleaner deck (if you ever have the need to access the compartments at sea or to drain A comparment at sea you will curse having bulkhead hatches).

http://home.earthlink.net/~houser4/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/BulkheadHatchSteps.jpg

Deck Recess

In Response to: Re: Dave's Boat? by James Eager on Apr 19, 2006

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