With its phenomenal cargo capacity, the classic Prospector is probably the best all-around tripping canoe ever. A shoe keel means this model gives up a bit of agility on rivers to gain vastly improved tracking on lakes. The gunwales are mounted from beneath, providing a clean look that also keeps the screwheads out of the elements.
- Woven fibreglass is hand-laid by the experienced craftspeople at Nova to produce a rugged, affordable, void-free craft.
- Construction is tough but relatively heavy, so beware if you plan on portaging.
- Shoe keel for improved straight line performance.
- Equipped with wood trim, ash seats with nylon lacing, ash handles, thwarts and custom-cut end plates.
The depth of the boat at the front of the cockpit, measured from the inside bottom of the boat to the inside top.
The bow height is the distance from the bottom of the hull to the top of the gunwale measured at the bow of the boat.
The rocker is the degree of upward curve along the bottom, from one end of the canoe to the other.