Chilco For Sale

Manufacturer:
Seaward
Item:
Chilco
Dimensions:
18
Condition:
Good
Price:
$875.00
Description:
I purchased this boat in 2003, and it has mostly been paddled lightly on day trips around the South Bay. It's made of Kevlar, so it is light and strong. The length is 18' 5", the beam is 22", and the weight is 48 lbs. Acceleration and forward speed is very fast. It features a multi-chined, low-rocker hull for effortless tracking and solid stability while edging. It has flush deck fittings and flush safeHatch hatches with tethered outer hard fiberglass hatches, under which are tethered neoprene hatches. Webbing straps with quick-release buckles provide a secure system for rigging a paddlefloat outrigger- the best such system I've seen.

The seat was laboriously carved by me from closed-cell foam with extended length to support thighs, and is the most comfortable seat I've had in a kayak- in spite of cosmetic blemishes. Hip pads and knee pads are also homemade by me and are funky but effective. The backband is from NSI and is better than the original, although it's in well-used condition. The finish has numerous small scratches and a few deeper ones on the hull. Along the keel about a foot back from the bow is a quarter-inch divot (pictured) in the finish that I just never go around to repairing.

If you want to see pictures, the full listing is on Craigslist LA. The boat is in Hermosa Beach.
Contact:
Allan Mason
Phone:
310-379-5831
Email:
silvermason@verizon.net
Ad expires 10/24/2017