H20 Canoe Company – Prospector 15/4 Review
H20 Canoes Prospector 15/4 is simply a scaled down version of their replica Chestnut Prospector 16. A semi-round hull, moderate rocker and a traditional symmetrical shape combine to create a nimble, responsive craft for most water conditions. The 15/4’s shorter length purposely sacrifices a slight degree of initial stability to heighten an all-round maneuverability, to controlled paddler leans and turns.
Sharp entry lines flare out quickly to increase buoyancy, and when combined with moderate rocker to better float over large waves, rather than go through them. Tumblehomed sides improve secondary stability and enhance both solo and tandem paddling.
“H20 Canoe Company’s Prospector 15/4 is a fantastic choice for Intermediate & Advanced Canoeists seeking a responsive, lightweight craft for day trips, weekend getaways or solo pursuits!”
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 & 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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