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Posted: 3/5/2013 12:54:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2013 7:24:52 AM EDT by km]
Chesapeake 16 kayak
http://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/kayak-kits/chesapeake-16-sea-kayak-kit.html

I was planning to build a kit but this morning found this one too cheap to let go.



Think I should take it out and test it this evening?
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 7:27:39 AM EDT
At home with the rest of the fleet.


Left to right. Chesapeake 16, Old Town Heron Jr, Old Town Heron 9XT, Lincoln Family Cruiser 16.
Now we need some warm weather to thaw out the water so I can take them out again. The Heron Jr is for the grandchildren.
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 7:30:41 AM EDT
Cool
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 7:31:46 AM EDT
Kayak ... check
Weather ... not so much
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 7:34:21 AM EDT
My Grandpa built one from one of those kits a few years back. As soon as I am not a poor college student and have some discretionary funds I might buy one.
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 7:35:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 10:12:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By focus8:
My Grandpa built one from one of those kits a few years back. As soon as I am not a poor college student and have some discretionary funds I might buy one.

For my next one I want to build a Pygmy Arctic Tern.
http://www.pygmyboats.com/boats/arctic-tern-kayak-kit.html
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 10:13:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Brian86992:
Kayak ... check
Weather ... not so much


No kidding.
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 10:18:38 AM EDT
I wouldn't use it just yet, it's doesn't look like it has the ice-breaking bow reinforcement package installed.
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 10:20:23 AM EDT
it's not snowing in Indiana today
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 10:21:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2013 10:23:46 AM EDT by wootizzle]
I went kayaking once when I was like 7.

I dropped the paddle, and was adrift down the Brandywine River in Wilmington, DE.

Creepy counselor saved me.


That thing is fuckin sweet, though.
Link Posted: 3/12/2013 4:34:35 PM EDT
Today I finished the Greenland paddle for the kit built Chesapeake 16 sea kayak.

2 pieces of 1x4x8ft clear white pine
glued together then rough shape cut out on the bandsaw.
a lot of work with the hand plane, rasp and sanders I now have a finished paddle
3 coats of tung oil finish on it.



Will probably test it out in a couple weeks at Lake James when the kayak club goes out.

Link Posted: 3/12/2013 4:59:46 PM EDT
Very pretty.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:07:26 AM EDT
I have glued and cut 2 more of the Greenland paddles out on the bandsaw. Still have the carving to do. One is pine like the one above and the other aspen. Both are shorter "storm paddles" for emergency use. I Think the aspen one will be very nice. the blank weighs a half pound less than the pine.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:16:37 AM EDT
Tried the Chesapeake 16 out yesterday. First time on the water with it. Took it to Waubee lake for about 1.5 hour trip around the lake. It is fast and handles very nice. With the ice off the lake for only 2 days and the temperature 33 degrees I was glad I didn't get wet.












Drysuit and spray skirt were appreciated for this trip. I stayed dry even though I decided to see how easy it was to roll. This is easier than the whitewater kayaks I have rolled before. Already planning to take it to the Apostle Islands later in the summer.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:24:51 AM EDT
You should have cut it into 12" lengths so it would fit in your woodstove more easily.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:33:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Psychovore:
You should have cut it into 12" lengths so it would fit in your woodstove more easily.



Ban him.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:42:11 AM EDT
How much did you pay for it?

A friend of mine bought one on Craig's list for $250 and tried to resell it for $1000 but finally let it go for $500
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 2:56:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By km:
At home with the rest of the fleet.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/67071_10200729111740360_2055897967_n.jpg

Left to right. Chesapeake 16, Old Town Heron Jr, Old Town Heron 9XT, Lincoln Family Cruiser 16.
Now we need some warm weather to thaw out the water so I can take them out again. The Heron Jr is for the grandchildren.

A whole different construction strategy, but I always thought Monfort's stuff was intriguing. Geodesic Airolite

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:32:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
Originally Posted By km:
At home with the rest of the fleet.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/67071_10200729111740360_2055897967_n.jpg

Left to right. Chesapeake 16, Old Town Heron Jr, Old Town Heron 9XT, Lincoln Family Cruiser 16.
Now we need some warm weather to thaw out the water so I can take them out again. The Heron Jr is for the grandchildren.

A whole different construction strategy, but I always thought Monfort's stuff was intriguing. Geodesic Airolite

The guy I got it from sold it because he was building his third canoe like that.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:33:44 AM EDT
Looks great

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