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H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 Canoe

Frontenac Outfitters

H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 Review

The H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 is based on the Chestnut Canoe Co.'s classic design, with some slight modifications to increase overall flat-water efficiency. The Bob Special 15 is the shortest canoe in H2O's heritage series of boats that includes the even popular Pathfinder 16 and Canadian 16/6.

A shallow arch hull with slight rocker on the Bob Special 15 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, the H2O Canoe Company 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 – the H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 is a Canadian Heritage Classic!"

H2O Layup Options

Great White North Layups

H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Helium Layups

H2O’s Helium layups are aesthetically striking and lightweight making them perfect for tripping, back-country camping, and portaging. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Brute Force Epoxy Layups H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Epoxy Pro Series Layups  H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Note: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability! For a full snapshot at all these exciting & innovative layups, Click Here!

Integral Composite Gunwale

Black anodized aluminum outer gunwale combined with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunwale that is integrated into the mold during construction. The result is an exceptional system, which is 50% stronger50% more rigid and 50% or 3- lbs lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!

Wood Gunnel Options

Ash – add $450.00 / Cherry – add $500.00

Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.

Colour Options

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H2O Great White North: (Solid Colours) H2O Helium Options: (Clear Coat Upper with Gel-Coated Hull) Clear-coat over natural fabric (Black Carbon, Golden Kevlar) on the upper wall with gel-coated hull (choice of colour option above).

H2O Epoxy Pro & Brute Force Options: (Clear Coat Over Natural Fabrics)

Full clear-coat over natural fabric (Carbon or Innegra/Basalt) with no gel-coat.

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  • Great White North (Innegra Tuff) ~ 51 lbs / 23.1 kg

  • Helium (Premium Kevlar) ~ 45 lbs / 20.4 kg

  • Brute Force (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 44 lbs / 20 kg

  • Brute Force (Kevlar) ~ 42 lbs / 19 kg

  • Helium (Carbon / Kevlar) ~ 42 lbs / 19 kg

  • Brute Force (Kevlar / Carbon) ~ 41 lbs / 18.6 kg

  • Pro-Lite (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 38 lbs / 17.2 kg

  • Pro-Lite (Carbon) ~ 36 lbs / 16.3 kg

  • Pro-Lite (Carbon / Innegra) ~ 34 lbs / 15.4 kg


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Frontenac Outfitters was created way back in 1984. Our vision rewards visitors with a vastly superior level of customer service, paddling expertise and an exhilarating 'on-water' experience.

Today, we have grown to become One of Canada's Largest, most respected, full-service Paddlesports shops. Our sincere objective is to introduce you to a fun, educational and environmentally responsible way to explore our waterways!

We realize our wilderness setting means an investment in your valuable time to come see us. We promise should you make that trip that we will devote our time, energy & expertise to you.

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