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Chestnut Prospector 16

Original price $2,021.00 - Original price $2,665.00
Original price
$2,021.00 - $2,665.00
Current price $2,665.00

A large volume tripping 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

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."

For information of what is included in your cedar strip kit, click here.

For more information regarding our short cedar strips, click here.

Pricing Variation

The White Cedar Kits include strips ranging from 3' in length up to a maximum of 7'10". However, please note that 80% of your strips will be within the range of 5' to 7'10".

Shipping 🚚

We would like to inform you that due to the size of the products, custom freight shipping arrangements will be required. Please note that freight shipping for these kits can be costly. However, if you choose a full white cedar kit or a short strip kit (see link included above), these kits can be shipped through a courier, saving you on shipping costs. If you want to purchase red cedar (which comes full length) but want short strips to save on shipping, then include this information on the note at checkout. We will reach out to you with a confirmed shipping price before proceeding with the shipment.