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16-0Prospector

Prospector

The Chestnut Canoe Company built this "workhorse of the North" to meet the specific needs of the prospector - good maneuverability through whitewater and wilderness, with capacity to carry substantial loads. The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry. The rockered keel-line makes it very maneuverable in whitewater. This was the favoured canoe of the late Bill Mason, Canada's premier paddler..."it is amazing that such a large-volume tripping canoe can also be so beautiful to paddle solo in the leaned position - canoe ballet, as I call it. It is the ideal all-round canoe."

Length 16'
Maximum beam 35"
Beam waterline 33.25"
Bow height 19.25"
Centre depth 13.25"
Displacement 420 lbs.
Draft 4"
Wetted surface 27.2 sq.ft.
Weight to immerse 120 lb/in
Prismatic coefficient 0.510
Weight 55 to 60 lbs
Keel-less or shoe keel

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