Specifications for Boundary Waters
|IN STOCK COLOR
The last one in inventory and time to move it out, so the special price. This is the Kevlar flexcore in beautiful Alaskan Ivory with black trim, very beautiful. Everyone who has purchased one from me loves it for the security and easy glide at normal paddling speeds. This very stable canoe will please anyone needing extra stability and load carrying ability. It is great for trips with kids and dogs and people who have a bit of difficulty with stability of faster canoes. At normal, relaxed speeds you will probably not notice the difference in efficiency. Rock-solid stability with high capacity and good glide describe the Boundary Waters
This touring canoe offers a unique blend of excellent stability and easy paddling. Extra fullness throughout the middle gives this canoe extra capacity. The bow and stern height are kept low to catch less wind. Curved webbed seats keep you in the center, yet offer flexible seating.
Use it by yourself, with the family, or to take it through rough water with confidence.
Fisherman, sportsmen, and families alike will appreciate its extra stability and surprising capacity for a 17 foot canoe. With this great capacity, this canoe will be well suited for an afternoon paddle, or a two week trip.
With exceptional stability and capacity, plus easy paddling the Boundary Waters is highly versatile canoe. (Kevlar Flex-core or Kevlar Ultra-light bodies reduce weight to 53 and 41 lbs. respectively.)
Canoes are available in several kinds of materials and with different construction methods:
Royalex is a very tough and durable but still a reasonably light weight plastic laminate. A 17 foot Royalex canoe will weigh about 64 pounds compared to 75-85 pounds for other plastic or aluminum.
Composite materials include Tufweave, a fiberglass and polyester hybrid that outperforms ordinary fiberglass types S or E. Kevlar is a an extremely tough material that is also very light weight. Graphite is even lighter than kevlar but not as abrasion resistant.
Flexcore construction uses several layers of either Tufweave or Kevlar with a specially designed hull reinforcement in the bottom of the canoe. This reinforcement is designed to be quite stiff to retain the design shape but able to flex rather than break on obstacles. This is a very tough construction method but not as tough as Royalex. It's advantages are lighter weight and better performance. It is easily repaired if you manage to damage it.
Ultra light construction uses fewer layers of specially reinforced Tufweave, kevlar and or graphite to build the lightest canoe that is still practical for everyday use in reasonably demanding conditions. It usually does not have a color applied to the hull unless you ask for it. The gel coat (color) adds about 5 pounds to the canoe. This is the stiffest construction method, resulting in the best performance. It is not a good choice for a steady diet of hitting rocks and gravel unless light weight is a very high priority for you. It is especially good for lake and large river trips where carrying the canoe is over portage routes is necessary. Some smaller people and those with less upper body strength appreciate the light weight in all circumstances. It is reasonably easy to repair in most cases.