H20 Canoe Company – Bob Special 15 Review
H20 Canoes Bob Special 15 is based on the Chestnut Canoe Co.’s
classic design, with some slight modifications to increase overall flatwater efficiency. A shallow arch hull with slight rocker combines to provide the secure, no-surprises feeling that infrequent or entry-level canoeists prefer. A shallow shoe keel aids tracking and provides a bang plate against grounding, while still retaining a lively nature for more aggressive paddlers. Faster and lighter than most 15’s, H2O’s Bob Special is ideally suited for use as a tandem or solo day-tripper, with capacity large enough to handle long weekend outings.
“Lightweight, easy to handle – H2o Canoe Company’s Bob Special 15 is a Canadian Classic!”
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.
Standard Fiberglass, Premium Fiberlight & Premium Kevlar:
SuperLight Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
UltraLight Helium Carbon / Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
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