Specifications for Canak





16ft. 0in.




After paddling one in a 16 mile per hour wind with a small chop I was very impressed. It was easy to turn into the wind and back away from the wind and felt steady even broadside to the chop and wind. It has satisfying efficiency and my dog seems to like it. Both the friend who I was trading back and forth with were impressed that the wind almost seemed like it wasn't a significant factor. Now that these have gotten out, demand is picking up. I even see them on Facebook. This boat has hybrid vigor! I also have a new green one for $2599 You can order one with a rudder if you like but it really doesn't need one for most situations. It is fast, straight tracking,and still reasonably maneuverable. It has huge seaworthiness, low wind resistance and it's exceptionally easy reach to the water with your paddle. The giant hatches come with fabric slip over covers to keep out water and reduce wind resistance and allow easy loading. The large hatches are also a great place for your dog and provide easy access to gear like cameras, fishing equipment etc. At portages it is easy to load and unload and you can use your standard canoe packs, AND, it only weighs 42 pounds! Try to find that combination in any other canoe or kayak. Wenonah once again proves it is an awesome canoe manufacturer.


$ 2749.00


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 Tufweavekevlar 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.