H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 Review
The H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 is simply a scaled down version of their replica Chestnut Prospector 16 and is the shorter boat in Prospector family that also includes the Prospector 16/4. A semi-round hull, moderate rocker and a traditional symmetrical shape combine to create a nimble, responsive craft for most water conditions.
The H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 has a shorter length to sacrifice a slight degree of initial stability in order to heighten an all-round maneuverability. Paddlers are able to control turns by heeling the canoe over confidently!
Sharp entry lines flare out quickly to increase buoyancy of the H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4. This combined with moderate rocker help life the canoe over large waves rather than plow through them. Tumblehomed sides improve secondary stability and enhance both solo and tandem paddling.
"The H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 is a fantastic choice for Intermediate & Advanced Canoeists seeking a responsive, lightweight craft for day trips, weekend getaways or solo pursuits!"
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!
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% stronger, 50% 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.
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) ~ 48 lbs / 21.7 kg$2795.00
Helium (Premium Kevlar) ~ 42 lbs / 19 kg$3395.00
Brute Force (Innegra Basalt) ~ 41 / 18.6 kg$3395.00
Brute Force (Kevlar) ~ 39 lbs / 17.7 kg$3495.00
Helium (Carbon / Kevlar) ~ 39 lbs / 17.7 kg$3595.00
Brute Force (Kevlar / Carbon) ~ 37 lbs / 16.8 kg$3595.00
Pro-Lite (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 35 lbs / 15.9kg$3795.00
Pro-Lite (Carbon) ~ 32 lbs / 14.5 kg$3995.00
Pro-Lite (Carbon / Innegra) ~ 30 lbs / 13.6 kg$4095.00