Chesapeake Light Craft: Florida Demo

Posted: April 2, 2009 by Jeff Fabiszewski in Gear Reviews, Kayaks
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Russel of Sweetwater Kayaks is having Chesapeake Light Craft demo their wood kayaks Saturday April 4, 2009 on the Gandy Beach.  Sean and I are planing on paddling several of these kayaks.  —Jeff


CLC Boat Demo in Florida

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Dates: Apr 4, 2009

What: CLC Boat DemoDemo CLC's Fleet!
Where:
Gandy Beach – St. Petersburg, Florida
When: Saturday, April 4th, 11am to 4pm

Come see us in St. Pete on Saturday, April 4th! We’ll have about 18 boats there for you to try on the water at Gandy Beach.  We’ll be easy to find—look for the big white truck that says “Chesapeake Light Craft.”  In-water trials are from 11am to 4pm.

The complete boat list is below, but YES! We’ll have the new CLC dory for you to try out on the water.

John C. Harris will be there and he’ll be a bit short-handed, so help in unloading and reloading the boats will be much appreciated.  Also, we’ll bring lots of PFDs but last year so many people showed up to this demo that there were long lines to get into the water.  If you bring your own PFD you’re less likely to have to wait.

Please bring your own CLC boat if you feel like it!  Everyone will enjoy seeing your work.

Many thanks to our generous friends and sponsors for this event, Sweetwater Kayaks.  They’ve hosted our demos there before, you’ll recall.  This is a nice spot and we’ll have boats on the water from 11am to 4pm.

Learn more about Sweetwater Kayaks here.  Gandy Beach is located here.

It’s not required, but please RSVP if you get a chance.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Here’s what we’ll have there for you to try out:

Chesapeake 16LT, 17LT, 17
Shearwater 14 Hybrid, Shearwater 16, Shearwater 17
Wood Duck 10, Wood Duck 12 Hybrid
Night Heron Stitch & Glue
Night Heron Strip High-Deck
Arctic Hawk (Small cockpit)
Sea Island Sport
Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid
Matunuck Surf Kayak
Annapolis Wherry
Skerry
Passagemaker Dinghy
NEW! Kaholo SUP &  CLC Dory

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Comments
  1. I had a great time paddling the available kayaks Saturday. My favorite all purpose kayak is the Night Heron Stitch & Glue. I was able to turn it 190′ with no effort using a bow-rudder. And it is fast!

    I am curious to paddle the CLC Petrel and the CLC Aleutesque.

    I think I may enjoy the Matunuk Surf Kayak. I really need to demo one in three foot surf.

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