H20 Canoe Company Prospector 16/4
Premium Fiberlight ~ 61 lbs / 27.7 kg
Premium Kevlar ~ 50 lbs / 22.7 kg
Superlight Kevlar w' ICG Upgrade ~ 45 lbs / 20.4 kg
UltraLight Helium Carbon/Kevlar w' ICG Upgrade ~ 40 lbs / 18.14 kg
H20 Canoe Company - Prospector 16/4 Review
The original New Brunswick's Chestnut Canoe Co. created Prospector 16 in 1910. A century later the Prospector 16/4's design is still widely considered "the most versatile tripping canoe ever." Today, the ‘Prospector name' still sells boats... though few Co.'s versions resemble its namesake. H2O's objective in creating their Heritage Series Prospector 16/4 was to replicate the original canoe design's magic... and they have!
H20 Canoe Company's Prospector 16/4's traditional symmetrical shape combines with a semi-round keeless hull and moderate rocker for stable, but sensitive pivots or leans when carving turns. Sharp entry lines enhance but flare out quickly to increase buoyancy to float over large waves, rather than crash through them. Responsive yet predictable under all loads and conditions, paddled solo or tandem, H2O's Prospector 16/4 is a true Canadian Classic.
Standard Trim Pkg. Features
Low maintenance aircraft grade black anodized aluminum gunnels, ABS end caps, white ash web seats, ash deep dish portage yoke, stainless steel fasteners and bow & stern floatation / storage hatches. Frontenac Outfitters also upgrades every Kevlar H20 Canoe by adding a white ash kneeling thwart for solo paddling & unique finger grip handles - a $95 value FREE!
ICG - Integral Composite Gunnel Upgrade
All Superlight Kevlar and Ultralight Helium layups include H20's innovative ICG upgrade - A $300.00 Value! Black anodized aluminum outer gunnel combines with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunnel. The result is an exceptional gunnel system, which is 50% stronger, 50% more rigid and 50% or 3- lbs lighter than traditional aluminum systems!
Wood Gunnel Upgrades
Ash - add $400.00 / Cherry - add $500
Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.
Premium Fiberlight & Premium Kevlar:
SuperLight Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
UltraLight Helium Carbon / Kevlar: (two-tone colours)
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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!
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|Length||16/4 ft.||5.00 m|
|Width||35 in.||90 cm|
|Width @ Waterline||32 in.||81 cm|
|Depth||14 in.||36 cm|
|Bow Height||21 in.||53 cm|
|Stern Height||21 in.||53 cm|
|Rocker Bow||2.5 in. - Moderate||6.4 cm|
|Rocker Stern||2.5 in. - Moderate||6.4 cm|
Optimum Paddler(s) Weight
|Low||300 lbs||136.1 kg|
|High||450 lbs||204.1 kg|
|Max. Capacity||600 lbs||272.2 kg|
Note: Note: Weights are based on 2 Paddlers & 6 inches of freeboard, thus often differ from manufacturers vastly overstated figures. Paddler height to weight ratio, weight distribution and paddler skill may also influence ratings.
We recommend a canoe specialist help determine your best fit, and to test paddle a number of boats in repetition prior to purchase.
Canoe Performance Ratings
Note: Performance ratings are based on our extensive test paddling & customer feedback. Remember, there is no substitute for test paddling canoes with us in repetition!
|Hull Bottom||Semi - Round|
|Kevlar Skid Plates||$100.00 / pr.|
|Wood Trim Pkg.||$400.00|
|Cherry Wood Trim||$500.00|