The Chesapeake Triple can accommodate three adults, but we have found over the years that most paddlers will use the center cockpit for children or pets, or for light gear stowage with a cockpit cover snapped in place. The Triple's ability to carry families with a couple of kids or dogs is a major attraction, but it's too big to paddle singlehanded without auxiliary power unless it's a glassy calm day.
|Model:||Length:||Hull Weight:||Beam:||Max Payload:||Cockpit Size:||Paddler Weight:||Knee Height:||Max. Men's Shoe Size:|
|31 kg||76 cm||320 kg||78.5 x 43 cm||137 - 270 kg||35.5||15|
Please note, the Chesapeake Triple plans do not include full size patterns for every component.
The success of the proven Chesapeake hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double and Triple are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed. Even though these are substantial boats for serious expeditions, they are also comfortable day-trippers for families or couples. Our Chesapeake Double offers the back-country paddler expedition-worthy storage and the speed to cover 35 miles in a day.