Necky Chatham 17
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Necky Chatham 17 Ocean Sea Touring Kayak w/ Skeg - An ideal explorer built to minimize windage, the Chatham 17 w/ Skeg offers great maneuverability and superb rough water performance. The full-chined hull provides incredible stability for its width and quick response to edging and lean turns. Designed to inspire confidence, it allows you to push your limits and expand your comfort zone. A retractable skeg featuring kink-free NeckyWire, allows you to adjust the trim of your kayak in windy conditions, reducing fatigue and making a significant difference in your boat's ability to track. The outfitting is relaxed and roomy. Made of water-resistant durable molded foam, the seat is designed specifically to reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve. By actually improving blood circulation, you'll be able to paddle longer distances without your feet and legs falling asleep. Adjustable backband, thigh braces and foot pedals allow you to further customize the fit. Three bulkheads and water-resistant Valley hatches complete the package. Optimized for long-distance exploration and multi-day trips, the Chatham truly excels at coastal exploration.
Make no mistake, the Necky Chatham 17 Touring Kayak was designed for touring. Adjustable outfitting comfortably completes the connection with your boat, and the long hull has a less-pronounced rocker for straighter tracking and more speed. Efficient from the first stroke to the last, this ocean and inland boat edges and rolls with stability all while holding enough gear for multiple days away from home.
The Necky Chatham 17 is a beautiful seventeen footer that features a fine bow entry and a sleek stern to offer exceptional glide and efficiency. The rocker is less pronounced than the Chatham 16, resulting in stronger tracking and greater hull speed. The 17 sits comfortably on edge just like its longer and shorter siblings and responds quickly to a deliberate paddle stroke. The adjustable outfitting is relaxed and roomy, offering great comfort while still providing positive fit for agressive edging and rolls. Three VCP hatches (two oval and one round day hatch) are standard on the low profile deck. A retractable skeg operated by kink free "Necky Wire" completes the package giving the Chatham 17 bomb-proof tracking in even the most severe conditions.