A classic Prospector is one of the best all-around wilderness tripping canoes ever built. This extended length version is often seen on expeditions in the Yukon and Canadian Arctic, where seamless transitions from lake to river paddling are essential. On flat water, it tracks well and delivers good hull speed. In whitewater, the rockered keel is agile, while the high volume ends keep waves on the outside. A high capacity hull makes it exceptionally seaworthy and holds several weeks of supplies. The hull is a basalt and polypropylene composite. This hydrophobic material is lighter and stiffer than plastic, so it's responsive, efficient, and glides better. It’s also incredibly tough. Bounce it off rocks, and it retains its original shape without breaking.
- Hull is Tuff Stuff, a composite of melted basalt rock and Innegra polypropylene fibre.
- Interior is painted sand colour.
- Gunwales are straight grained ash, fastened with stainless steel screws.
- Seats and thwarts are ash.
- Custom cut decks and contoured carrying handles.
- Fittings have a hand-rubbed oil finish.
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.