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Recreational Canoes

Canoeing.com Definition: Designed to be steady, maneuverable and easy to control. These canoes are typically designed with proportions shorter in length (13'-16') and greater in width (over 36"). These canoes are popular for fishing, and although capable of overnight trips, they are best suited for two to three paddlers and for day trips on calm waters. Often referred to as a ‘cabin’ or ‘city lake’ canoes. For more information go to Choosing a Canoe.

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Aluminum
Strong and maintenance free material with inherently poor design and manufacturing characteristics. Complex curves needed for sleek-yet-stable hulls are very difficult to achieve.
See Materials: Aluminum> Solo Canoes> Tandem Canoes
Fiberglass Composites
Light, strong and economical. Compared to other materials, can be shaped more finitely making cleaner entry lines, resulting in an efficient and a quiet ride.
See Materials: Fiberglass> Solo Canoes> Tandem Canoes
Kevlar® Composites
Lighter than fiberglass, strong, durable, and abrasion-resistant. A layered fabric composite, sometimes reinforced with other materials.
See Materials: Kevlar> Solo Canoes> Tandem Canoes
Polyethylene Composites
Molded plastic that will take a beating. Less rigid but heavier, polyethylene is a durable, low-cost option to Royalex®. Good for a cabin/family canoe and the occasional paddle.
See Materials: Polyethelene> Solo Canoes> Tandem Canoes
Royalex®
Heavier than composite canoes, but more durable and impact-resistant. Popular for canoes designed for whitewater use.
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Wood
Versatile. Can produce unlimited design characteristics and canoe performance. A joy to paddle, heavy to portage and often requires seasonal maintenance.
See Materials: Wood> Solo Canoes > Tandem Canoes












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