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H2O Epoxy Pro Series

The H2O Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for advanced, ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet!

Two choices are available within the H2O Epoxy Pro Series and are separated by the need for either light and stiff or light and strong. Canoes within this category are built using epoxy resin, dry infusion, and H2O’s innovative Integrated Composite Gunwale (ICG). The exterior of the boat is a complete clear coat epoxy, which is up to eight pounds lighter than that with a full gel-coated finish.

 

H2O Epoxy Pro Series: Innegra / Basalt – MSRP $3595 / Avg. Weight: 39 lbs

Out of the two layups in the H2O Epoxy Pro Series, the Innegra / Basalt is confidently the strongest, lightweight canoe available in the world! Its unique combination of cutting-edge fabrics makes this layup one of Frontenac Outfitters’ personal favourites! Not-to-mention, our region’s rocky shorelines, Canadian Shield landscapes, and demanding portage trails dictate the need for a super tough, super light canoe.

The Innegra/Basalt layup is an ideal choice for paddlers who thrive on back-country camping with long portages, areas abundant with rock, or lakes with natural & overgrown launch points. Also a great option for those who like to put their gear ‘to the test!’

Here’s what’s included during construction:H2O Epoxy Pro Series

  • Exterior & interior layer of Innegra / Basalt for abrasion resistance & easy repair with a sandwiched layer of Kevlar to further improve impact resistance
  • Structural bilge & free-board reinforcement with rigid closed cell foam core & ribs
  • UV repellent proprietary clear-coating on exterior that sheds up to eight pounds in weight
  • Lightweight, UV resistant interior coating over natural fabric
  • High impact resistant & flexible post cured epoxy resin
  • Processed under dry infusion to consistently provide the ultimate resin/weight ratio

Canoes in this layup come standard with with the following outfitting:

  • Integrated Composite Gunwale
  • ABS End Caps
  • Black Stained Poplar Canted Webbed Seats, Thwart, and Hand Grips
  • Black Stained Poplar Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow & Stern Flotation Chambers

 

H2O Epoxy Pro Series: Carbon – MSRP $3895 / Avg. Weight: 35 lbs

The ultimate in lightweight canoes! The Clear-Coat Carbon option replaces the Innegra / Basalt layers with Carbon to achieve the lowest possible weights and improve stiffness. Removing Innegra / Basalt from construction does result in a small loss to durability; however, the interwoven Carbon / Kevlar interior and sandwiched layer of Kevlar retains impact resistance and overall strength. 

The Carbon layup is the best option for those concerned about speed & efficiency, canoeists participating in races or long-distance paddles with multiple portages, and paddlers who are a little more ‘gentle’ with their gear. Also a great choice for smaller-framed individuals, aging enthusiasts, and those who that want the lightest boat they can get!

Here’s what’s included during construction:H2O Epoxy Pro Series

  • Carbon Exterior combined with a Carbon/Kevlar interior and sandwiched Kevlar layer
  • Structural bilge & free-board reinforcement with rigid closed cell foam core & ribs
  • UV repellent proprietary clear-coating on exterior that sheds up to eight pounds in weight
  • Lightweight, UV resistant interior coating over natural fabric
  • High impact resistant & flexible post cured epoxy resin
  • Processed under dry infusion to consistently provide the ultimate resin/weight ratio

Canoes in this layup come standard with with the following outfitting:

  • Integrated Composite Gunwale
  • ABS End Caps
  • Black Stained Poplar Canted Webbed Seats, Thwart, and Hand Grips
  • Black Stained Poplar Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow & Stern Flotation Chambers

Note: All H2O Epoxy Pro Series canoes sold at Frontenac Outfitters have been upgraded to include Five Finger Hand Grips ($50 value), Float Tank Hatch Covers ($100 value), and Black Stained Poplar Kneeling Thwart ($100 value) for free – $250 in savings! 

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