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solo 2004 Buyer’s Guide Solo


Bearwood Canoe Company Shado www.bearwoodcanoes.com


Bell Canoe Works Prodigy www.bellcanoe.com


Bluewater


Freedom Split Rock www.bluewatercanoes.com


Esquif Vertige www.esquif.com


Evergreen Canoe Company Serenity www.evergreencanoe.com


Fletcher Canoes Fletcher's Fancy www.fletchercanoes.com


Hellman Canoes Scout www.hellmancanoes.com


Langford Canoe Otter www.langfordcanoe.com


Mad River Canoe Freedom Solo www.madrivercanoe.com


North Bay Canoe Company Scout www.nbcanoe.com


North Woods Canoe Company Ltd Rocky Mountain www.northwoodscanoe.com


Nova Craft Canoe Super Nova www.novacraft.com


Old Town Solo Pack www.oldtowncanoe.com


Paluski


Great Canadian www.paluski.com


Red River Canoe and Paddle Red Fox www.wilds.mb.ca/redriver


ScanSport Inc./Pakboats PakCanoe 140 www.pakboats.com


14' 14'


g=28" w=30"


g=30" w=30"


b=19" c=13.5" s=19"


b=18" c=14" s=18"


Wood/ canvas


Skin/frame (folding)


45 lbs 38 lbs


200–400 lbs


150-400 lbs


$3000.00 n/a


Reproduction of the Chestnut FOX. Lean entry lines, comfortable size and shape, very versatile. For extended solo trips and rewarding freestyle per- formance. Craftsman details and excellent finish.


At home on wilderness rivers, fun on local streams, great for travel. One of few canoes ever paddled in the Antarctic. Conversion kit turns it into a wide, stable 140T sport canoe.


12'10" g=29" 15'8" 15' 15'5" 15'3" 14'6" 15' 16'


g=30" w=31"


g=31" w=34"


g=30” w=32"


g=34"


g=29" w=29"


g=33"


g=38" w=34"


14'10" g=32" w=30"


12' 12' g=32" w=31.75" g=40" c=13.5' solo


Manufacturer, Model & Website Length Width Depth 15'


g=34.5" b=22" c=12.5" s=22"


11'7" 16'6"


g=28.5" w=26.5"


g=26"


b=20" c=15" s=18"


b=15.5" c=12" s=14"


c=15.5"


b=16.5" c=13" s=16.5"


b=19" "


b=19" c=15" s=19"


c=13"


b=20" c=14" s=19.5"


b=21"


c=13.25" s=21"


b=19" c=14" s=19"


b=23" c=15" s=23"


c=11.5"


Fibreglass/ foam core


Royalex


Oltonar/ Royalex


60 lbs 55 lbs 33 lbs Fibreglass 55 lb 900 lbs 850 lbs 400 lbs 550 lbs $1056.00 $1395.00 $1,049.00 $700.00


Wood/ canvas


Royalex w/ vinyl trim


Glasslight composite


Royalex Kevlar


Wood/ canvas


Duralite


Vacuum- formed


carbon fibre Royalex


Kevlar


solo canoe n. 1 canoe designed to be paddled by one person. 2 canoe with a central seating position, shallow sides, narrow beam and short length for more control, lighter weight and greater manoevrability. 3 canoe designed for solo lakewater tripping, recreation, performance, whitewater and/or classic solo paddling. 4 canoe designed to enhance the graceful beau- ty of the solo paddler and the spiritual rewards of wilderness solitude.


solo


Material Weight Capacity 56 lbs


n/a 40 lbs 52 lbs 49 lbs 40 lbs 55 lbs 45 lbs 39 lbs 57 lbs 44 lbs n/a


80-380 lbs


n/a 850 lbs 500 lbs 700 lbs 650 lbs


150-375 lbs


550 lbs Price $4650.00 Highlights


Custom built, beautifully handcrafted wooden canoes. Also available with lightweight Dacron covering and weighing only 48 lbs. Good solo, day tan- dem or solo tripping.


$1000.00 US Bell elliptical cross-section delivers excellent final stability. Shouldered flare for enhanced paddle reach, quick cross strokes. Fast, hard-tracking river- runner. Prodigy X sized for larger paddlers.


$1995.00 $1247.00 $1905.00 $2800.00 $1,450.00 $2845.00 $1375.00 $1995.00


This unique craft, primarily outfitted as a solo, is in a class by itself. The flared hull provides excellent speed and glide. Available in two vacuum- bagged constructions.


The perfect learning solo canoe. Displacement hull design, predictable. Big enough to carry gear for solo expeditions.


Symmetrical, shallow-arch/shallow-V design. An excellent solo tripper. Contoured web seats. Hardwood yoke. Available in many layups, colours and trim options.


Moderately rockered keel line. Symmetrical. Shallow-arch cross section. Tumblehome waterline configuration. Custom built.


The Scout is fast and seaworthy. It has moderate rocker and flared bow and stern. It tracks well on flatwater yet can handle class III whitewater.


This is an exceptional lightweight canoe. The flared bow and stern provide tracking performance and great bow protection in rough conditions.


Very versatile solo canoe. Efficient hull cruises calm water loaded or not and plays the white stuff equally well. The solo of choice for river or mixed water. Wood, vinyl, or IQ gunwales.


Traditional design based on the Peterborough Trapper Bunny model. Trimmed for solo, but equipped with two seats; an excellent tandem day-trip- per. In fibreglass for $1045.


Classic prospector hull. Great solo or tandem. Good volume, quick, respon- sive, stable. Tracks and manoeuvres well. At home on flat or whitewater, for day or tripping use.


Shallow-arch bottom and moderate rocker for quick, responsive action. Flared ends and straight gunwale-line keep inside dry. Good secondary sta- bility and flatwater tracking.


The Pack's V-entry hull with keel is an easy paddling design that even a novice can handle. The Pack weighs only 33 lbs—anyone who can paddle solo can carry it.


Wide and stable. Excellent for day use and fishing.


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photo by James Smedley


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