Re: Chebacco Study Plans
- I want to thank everyone for their input. I took the advice and
bought Paysons New book. Ihave now been able to compare the
differences between the two types of Chebaccos, and what Jamie says
here confirms my conclusion. The best of the Chebacco's ...for me...
is the original. I like the looks, the fact that it is considered to
be fairly stable without adding ballast, and is very trailerable. I
also talked to Ed Heins, he confirms that he loves his boat. It
sails well and he is content with the original cabin. I am not going
to live on the boat, I want to be able to get the kids out of the
weather and camp ocasionally. I am looking foraward to this build,
unfortunately, I have several honey-dos to get done before I can
start and I need more shop space!!!!
--- In email@example.com, "Jamie Orr" <jas_orr@...> wrote:
> I can't help it, I've got to add my two bits worth!
> I've been sailing the standard (vanilla) Chebacco since 2000 and
> she's a great boat. The cabin is small, but both myself and my
> father are 6 feet and over 200 pounds and we fit in comfortably
> without crowding. We use air mattresses, strapping them up against
> the hull during the day -- this way we don't lose any useful space
> in the cabin but don't have to pump then up every night. Headroom
> is sacrificed to good looks, when I sit upright my hair brushes the
> cabin top but I only go in there to sleep.
> If two people are sleeping in the cabin, the gear comes out into
> cockpit (plenty room for gear inside when single handed). We can
> also sleep in the cockpit. I have narrow rails running just below
> the cockpit seat tops that will take the floorboards, converting
> whole cockpit into a sleeping area. The boom tent covers the
> cockpit and has spreaders to give sitting headroom right out to the
> I keep galley equipment and food in two Rubbermaid storage boxes,
> these are a good size but don't ding the paint. The two burner
> propane stove goes under the cockpit seat, reached from the cabin,
> while the one pound propane bottles fit nicely into the storage
> under the motor well, entirely separate from the living space.
> The storage spaces on either side of the motor well hold all PFDs,
> two Mustang cruiser suits, regular wet weather gear, headsails
> (which are not necessary), fenders, ropes, boom tent and a three
> (two, really) inflatable with paddles and a decent sized stirrup
> type air pump.
> We usually cruise with two aboard, and have often been out for a
> week at a time, we have also spent several consecutive nights
> cruising with three. We've slept four, but it takes coordination
> get everything stowed and unstowed. The gear fitted under the
> raised floorboards but rather than risk having to pull them up
> multiple times we left one bag on the dock -- but we had space for
> We also carry a five gallon, hard plastic barrel for water, and a
> small porta-potti. We try to avoid using the porta potti, but it
> has saved the day once or twice. Placed just inside the cabin,
> the drop boards in place, you have perfect privacy from the neck
> So yes, the Chebacco is a small cruiser, but compared to
> backpacking, canoeing or kayaking, its downright palatial. And all
> this comes in a shallow draft, trailerable hull that would make far
> greater sacrifices well worthwhile.
> Jamie Orr,
> Chebacco "Wayward Lass"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill" <wmjones56@> wrote:
> > The cabin of the standard Chebacco is slightly larger than a
> > 2 person backpacking tent - just enough room for 2 people to lie
> > with a little room at the hatch end for small items. I'm 6'2 and
> > stretch out pretty good and sitting head room is adequate, but any
> > bulky items need to go out in the cockpit if 2 people are to
> > the cabin.
> > Bill
> > --- In email@example.com, "txsailor37" <txsailor37@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I guess the big question I am trying to get an answer to
> is...how big
> > > is the cabin? I can see from the study plans of the raised
> > > version that it has 2 berths and would be acceptable for 2
> people to
> > > spend the weekend. I am concerned about the stability of the
> > > deck version though, and I like the lines of the standard more.
> But I
> > > am afraid the cabin on the standard version is so small as to
> > > unacceptable for a two people.
> > >
> > >