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Length 18ft 5.48   18ft 5.48 
Beam 24 1/2 in 0.62   24 1/2in  0.62
Cockpit size 31x17in  0.79x0.43  31x17in  0.79x0.43 
Paddler weight 270lbs  122kg   270lbs  122kg
Payload 350lbs  159kg  350lbs  159kg 
Hull material Marine plywood composite  Marine plywood composite  Core-cell composite  Core-cell composite 
Deck material Marine plywood composite  Marine plywood composite  Marine plywood composite  Marine plywood composite 
Kayak weight 48lbs  22kg  42lbs  19.5kg 
Specialists in hand built wood composite kayaks canoes and dinghy's
All Figures and weights in these tables are approx as they may vary due to each kayak being individually hand built.
From 1795
This is the most popular Chesapeake kayak for racing. Most people have wanted this built using the Core-cell for the hull as this makes the kayak lighter than any other kayaks of this size on the market, there for faster.

If you are wanting this kayak predominantly for racing please tell us when ordering and we will discuss with you what reinforcements you want on it. By omitting the extra fibre glass tapes on the chines, this will reduce the weight further. There are several ways in which we can reduce the weight of this kayak.

We will only do this for kayaks intended for racing as it does increase the risks of damage if you collide with rocks or other craft and obstacles. We will not do anything that would compromise the overall safety of the kayak.

This particular model is only built to order, though occassionally we build a standard wood composite expedition version for display and sale.
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