I paddled a Chinook on Lake George last week and I loved that boat. It had no bulkheads or rudder and was pretty light. I found one for sale on Craigslist that has one bulkhead in the back which I doubt is water tight.
- How difficult is it to reseal a bulkhead? Its not visibly damaged, but the caulk or adhesive is all loose or crumbling. (I also would consider getting rid of the bulkhead if that’s more doable)
- What the heck is that pipe for that runs along the keel?
- Will I hate the rudder? How breakable is it? I’ve never paddled a boat with an integrated rudder before…just boats with basis up/down skags.
Other than one kinda big scratch, it looks good. Just concerned about the 3 points I mentioned above.