Submitted: 01-17-2011 by ars178
I paddled the Chatham 16 all summer working as a kayaking guide in Alaska. Of the boats that we had, it was by far my favorite for multiple reasons. I really enjoyed how secure the cockpit felt, and how one could turn it on a dime with the slightest effort. It also performed well in big water, allowing me to paddle with confidence even when the water got choppy. When on land, this smaller boat was easy to move from point A to point B. The hatch covers could be difficult to get to seal, and hatch space is definitely limited, but overall I loved this boat.