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Sea Island Sport - Chesapeake Light Craft

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My stepfather recently returned home from a trip to Baltimore bringing the Chesapeake Light Craft catalog home for me.  Now I have to admit that when I first saw this catalog I thought that the concept of building my own boat was very cool but that it probably wouldn’t work out for me since most of these kayaks are Sit-in-Kayaks (SinKS) made more for touring than for fishing.  That was before I turned the page and came across the Sea Island Sport!   This is a do-it-yourself Sit-on-Top kayak that we YakAnglers can utilize while kayak fishing.

Needing a project to keep you occupied this winter, well this may just be the thing that you need, these kayaks are sold in kits and are designed for the Do-it-Yourselfer.

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The Sea Island Sport is 15'6" long and features a pleasing shape, attractive from every angle, with a unique contrasting deck made out of Sapele plywood. The reddish Sapele contrasts with the more honey-colored BS 1088 Okoume in the hull. Sharp-eyed observers will note the similarity to CLC’s popular Eric Schade-designed Shearwater line, which have a similar cambered Sapele deck and tumbled-home sides.

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For more information please Chesapeake Light Craft

Last modified on Friday, 07 January 2011 15:03
adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.

 

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