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Submitted: 06-22-2004 by hspira
Bought one of the last kits that CLC sold for the WR180 prior to it being discontinued upon the introduction of the WR18. Assembly was straight forward and followed closely the approach used for the chesapeake series of boats. The wr180 is a multichine design so the additional hull panels were the only significant construction difference from the chesapeake series. any questions were efficiently handled by the clc staff or answered in the forum clc maintains on its web site.
Boat was built primarily for exercise and is paddled on relatively flat water along the westchester shores of long-island sound. Boat is very stable and an easy transition from single chine craft. The boat tracks very nicely in wind and wave and surfs easily and efficiently. A down side of this boat is how straight she tracks and the challenge of executing efficient turns in a constrained area....she just loves to go straight. I receive a number of positive comments on the boats great looks and she is fun to paddle...my understanding is that the new wr18 design has addressed the turning issue by adjustments to rocker and hull form...probably a welcome improvement given the boats go straight reputation.
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