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17-0Nomad

Nomad

Recognizing the popularity of the classic 16' Chestnut Prospector 'Fort', Canadian Canoes commissioned Ted Moores to design a 17' tripping canoe which would be a kindred spirit to the 'Fort'. The mid section and profile are similar to our 16' Prospector but with much of the hollow in the water lines removed. This adds some volume and stability to the hull below the water line and makes a very easy shape to plank in cedar strip construction.

A wood canvas version of this boat is also availble from Canaian Canoes and a number of "Wilderness Nomads" are now in service. The design is so successful that Ron Frenette decided we should make this craft available using Bear Mountain wood/epoxy strip building techniques. So here it is.

The Nomad is long, sleek, easy to plank and easier to paddle.

Length 17'
Maximum beam 35"
Beam w/l 32.6"
Beam gunnel 34"
Bow height 25"
Centre Depth 14.5"
Draft 4.5"
Displacement 416 lbs.
Wetted surface 28.6 sq.ft.
Weight to immerse 169 lb/in
Mom to trim 600 in-lb/in
Prismatic coefficient 0.532
Weight 55 to 65 lbs.

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