Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size:
Chesapeake 16LT 15' 6" 42 lbs. 23 in. 220 lbs. 31" x 17" 100 - 160 lbs. 11" 10
see other Chesapeakes 14 16LT 16 17LT 17 18 Sport Tandem Double Triple
Chesapeake 16LT Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Complete Kit
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Alternative Configurations:

Wood Parts Only Kit
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Plans & Manual Only
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Plans & Manual Only - Emailed PDF
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Manual Only
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Manual Only - Emailed PDF
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Study Plans - Emailed PDF
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Materials List for Plans Builders:
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Large storage compartments will absorb enough gear and water for long, unsupported expeditions. Cockpits are large and easy to pad out for a custom fit. The big, comfortable cockpit is an ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon if multi-week expeditions aren't your speed.

Build this boat if:

  • You weigh between 125 and 175lbs and your shoe size is 10 or less
  • You want a traditional touring kayak with excellent handling and a comfortable kayak
  • You want nimble handling without excessive windage
  • You prefer high primary stability

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