H20 Canoe Company – Canadian 16/6 Review
H2O Canoes Canadian 16/6 Canoe is a close replica of an early settler canoe originally discovered in South Western Ontario in the early 1900’s. H2O’s design embodies the finest characteristics from this exceptional craft along with H2O’s own modern refinements… the resulting combination may just be the ultimate Canadian canoe.
The essence and versatility of traditional canoes is captured with a symmetrical style hull and recurved ends, made famous by First Nations Peoples. To reduce wind resistance and maximize efficiency a slightly longer length and narrower beam are carefully combined with sharp entry & exit lines and a lower sheer. The Canadian’s shallow arch hull design and shoe keel provide a rare blend of performance and stability sought by many canoe builders – but seldom achieved. The exceptional shoe keel (half keel) design aids tracking, protects against grounding, while sacrificing little in the way of maneuverability.
H20 Canoe Company’s Canadian 16/6 Canoe is a stable, well-mannered and predictable craft, which successfully blends efficiency and a user-friendly nature, while retaining a distinctly traditional Canadian Heritage Canoe style appearance.
“Fast and efficient, while still retaining a high degree of initial stability. Before purchasing ‘ANY’ flatwater canoe we suggest you checkout H2O’s Canadian 16/6 Canoe… Our Test Team gives it 2-Thumbs Way Up!”
Standard Trim Pkg. Features
Low maintenance aircraft grade black anodized aluminum gunnels, ABS end caps, white ash web seats, ash deep dish portage yoke, stainless steel fasteners and bow & stern floatation / storage hatches. Frontenac Outfitters also upgrades every Kevlar H20 Canoe by adding a white ash kneeling thwart for solo paddling and unique finger grip handles – a $95 value FREE!
ICG – Integral Composite Gunnel Upgrade
All Superlight Kevlar and Ultralight Helium layups include H20’s innovative ICG upgrade – A $300.00 Value! Black anodized aluminum outer gunnel combines with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunnel. The result is an exceptional gunnel system, which is 50% stronger, 50% more rigid and 50% or 3- lbs lighter than traditional aluminum systems!
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Wood Gunnel Upgrades
Ash – add $400.00 / Cherry – add $500
Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.
Standard Fiberglass, Premium Fiberlight & Premium Kevlar:
SuperLight Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
UltraLight Helium Carbon / Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
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