In this segment, John Harris introduces us to the Chesapeake 16 kayak.
This 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a Chesapeake 16 kayak. Handsome, straightforward to build, and with famously benign handling qualities on the water, 7000 Chesapeake-series kits have been built around the world, with countless more from plans.
Filmed in 2001, the goal of the Chesapeake Light Craft team was to create a boatbuilding video of unprecedented clarity. High production values and an emphasis on watchability has made this one popular. The droll sight gags and general levity of the piece were deliberate---prior to 2001, boatbuilding videos seemed to specialize in somnolence, taciturnity, and cheap-wedding-video visuals. It seems to work. The complete DVD is shipped with all Chesapeake-series kits; you can purchase a copy of the DVD here: http://www.clcboats.com/sho...