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Chestnut Prospector 16

Original price $2,471.00 - Original price $2,471.00
Original price
$2,471.00 - $2,471.00
Current price $2,471.00

A large volume tripping canoe:

• Length 16'
• Maximum beam 35"
• Beam waterline 33.25"
• Bow height 19.25"
• Centre depth 13.25"
• Displacement 420 lbs.
• Draft 4"
• Wetted surface 27.2 sq.ft.
• Weight to immerse 120 lb/in
• Prismatic coefficient 0.510
• Weight 55 to 60 lbs
• Keel-less or shoe keel

The Chestnut Canoe Company built this "workhorse of the North" to meet the specific needs of the prospector - good maneuverability through whitewater and wilderness, with capacity to carry substantial loads. The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry. The rockered keel-line makes it very maneuverable in whitewater. This was the favoured canoe of the late Bill Mason, Canada's premier paddler..."it is amazing that such a large-volume tripping canoe can also be so beautiful to paddle solo in the leaned position - canoe ballet, as I call it. It is the ideal all-round canoe."


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