ProspectorThe Chestnut Canoe Company built this "workhorse of the North" to meet the specific needs of the prospector - good maneuverability through whitewater and wilderness, with capacity to carry substantial loads. The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry. The rockered keel-line makes it very maneuverable in whitewater. This was the favoured canoe of the late Bill Mason, Canada's premier paddler..."it is amazing that such a large-volume tripping canoe can also be so beautiful to paddle solo in the leaned position - canoe ballet, as I call it. It is the ideal all-round canoe."Length 16'Maximum beam 35"Beam waterline 33.25"Bow height 19.25"Centre depth 13.25"Displacement 420 lbs.Draft 4"Wetted surface 27.2 sq.ft.Weight to immerse 120 lb/inPrismatic coefficient 0.510Weight 55 to 60 lbsKeel-less or shoe keel
Noah’s has been supplying canoe and kayak kits for over 25 years. Our kits include absolutely everything to build yourself a beautiful cedar strip canoe or kayak. Included in the kits are all the items shown below (quantities will vary based on the design - see the kit listing above to view the actual quantities supplied in the kit.)
Additions and Substitutions
We can substitute any of the items listed above with any item in our catalog, some examples:
SHORT STRIP (6’ TO 9’) KITS :Shipping to lower 48 and 10 provinces $ 59.95Add $ 40.00 when station molds are added to short strip kits.
FULL LENGTH UP TO 20’ STRIP KITS:Truck shipping including residential delivery to all direct service points in the lower 48 and 10 provinces $ 169.95.Additional $ 25.00 for the shipping tube also applies.No extra shipping charge when station molds are added to full length kits.