H20 Canoe Company – Horizon 17 Review
H20 Canoes Horizon 17 is the largest member of their Modern Asymmetrical Canoe Series, which also includes the Paramount 16/6, and Edge 16.
Designed to excel on large windswept lakes the Horizon 17 retains ample capacity to easily handle extended wilderness outings. This type of paddling requires a fast, nimble and seaworthy craft built with industry leading technology and innovation. It’s keeless; shallow arched hull is perfect for experienced paddlers who desire a canoe, which matches their advanced skills. It’s also a great choice for novices seeking a predictable yet inspiring canoe they won’t soon outgrow.
The Horizon 17’s slender asymmetrical shape and minimal rocker maximize waterline length to create an extremely efficient “flatwater racehorse”… it’s H20 Canoes most efficient design! Its low sheer line reduces the effect of crosswinds; while its narrow flared bow effectively sheds water and aids tracking.
“H20 Canoes Horizon 17 in the “Ultralight Helium lay-up” clearly showcases cutting edge canoe building technology at its finest. H20 Canoes stunning designs and extraordinary innovation is light-years ahead of the rest of the pack.”
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!
For complete details on H20’s layups and construction methods: Click Here
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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