H20 Canoe Company – Edge 16 Review
As the smallest member of H20’s asymmetrical series, the Edge 16 leads the pack when it comes to maneuverability. The shorter length, higher degree of rocker, and its keel-less, shallow arched hull make for what experienced paddlers will call a ‘responsive’ boat. Although, the straight-lined asymmetrical design still enables better tracking over a symmetrical canoe of similar length and width.
The Edge 16 features a flared hull to increase the craft’s seaworthiness as it sheds water efficiently, and the high volume of the boat offers good load capacity. This, in combination with the boat’s playfulness, make the Edge 16 an aggressive performer whether paddled solo or tandem.
With that being said, it is important to note that the Edge 16 caters towards intermediate to advanced paddlers due to its quick, responsive design. Novice paddlers may find it challenging, but those who wish to learn skills will find a boat they can grow with.
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.
Premium Fiberlight & Premium Kevlar:
SuperLight Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
UltraLight Helium Carbon / Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
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