Clipper Prospector 17 (kevlar/duraflex, black trim, deluxe yoke)
Clipper's Prospector models closely resemble the lines of the Chestnut Canoe Company's famous wood canvas Prospector model (that's the one Bill Mason always paddled). The traditional style has lots of tumblehome, moderate rocker for good maneoverability, and the characteristic rounded flared ends that give it such buoyancy in rough water. It's a great canoe for down river running, tripping, or just hanging out on the lake. You can easily paddle it solo by either kneeling in the tumblehome or by sitting on the bow seat and paddling the canoe backwards. The boat is quite stable, but the wood web seats are high enough that you can comfortably kneel to increase your stability. And the more you load the canoe, the more stable it gets.
This canoe is a Kevlar/Duraflex layup and comes with black trim. This layup is extremely durable. The hull has no ribs or foam but is made up of multiple layers of structural material and sealed with a highly flexible resin that flexes under extreme force.
Beam: 36″ | 34″ (at the 4″ waterline)
Bow Height: 21″
Stern Height: 21″
Center Height: 15″
Weight: 68 lbs