H2O Canoe Company – Solo 16/6 Review
The H2O Canoe Company Solo 16/6 is a multi-purpose, solo canoe with a good blend of stability, efficiency and capacity to satisfy a wide range of skill levels from novice to advanced. Being the larger boat in the solo series that includes the Solo 15, this canoe features a longer waterline, narrower width, finely flared ends and efficiently designed hull offer paddlers a straight tracking canoe with exceptional glide.
The H2O Canoe Company Solo 16/6 couples a sleek asymmetrical profile with its modern tumblehome sides produce a very distinctive looking, performance oriented craft. Slightly rockered bow and stern enhance maneuverability and shed waves to provide a dry ride.
Fairly wide and deep, the H2O Canoe Company Solo 16/6 offers good load capacity for extended trips, while its semi-arched hull make it comfortable and steady for day cruising, fishing, and sight seeing.
“The H2O Canoe Company Solo 16/6 is a versatile solo canoe with a glide so good… it’s almost effortless to paddle!”
H2O Layup Options
Great White North Layups
H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
H2O’s Helium layups are aesthetically striking and lightweight making them perfect for tripping, back-country camping, and portaging. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Brute Force Epoxy Layups
H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Epoxy Pro Series Layups
H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Note 1: Solo canoes exclude the second webbed seat and deep dish portaging yoke.
Note 2: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability! For a full snapshot at all these exciting & innovative layups, Click Here!
Integral Composite Gunwale
Black anodized aluminum outer gunwale combined with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunwale that is integrated into the mold during construction. The result is an exceptional system, which is 50% stronger, 50% more rigid and 50% or 3- lbs lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!
Wood Gunnel Options
Ash – add $450.00 / Cherry – add $500.00
Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.
H2O Great White North: (Solid Colours)
H2O Helium Options: (Clear Coat Upper with Gel-Coated Hull)
Clear-coat over natural fabric (Black Carbon, Golden Kevlar) on the upper wall with gel-coated hull (choice of colour option above).
H2O Epoxy Pro & Brute Force Options: (Clear Coat Over Natural Fabrics)
Full clear-coat over natural fabric (Carbon or Innegra/Basalt) with no gel-coat.
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