Reviews for Prospector 14 Canoe by Clipper Canoes
Based On: 2 Reviews
07-25-2003Submitted by: Bobwaters
This is a very stable solo, initial and secondary stability and rough water handling are excellent: The load bearing capacity is perfect for a week at least of gear. The downside - with the aluminum gunnels and thwarts it resonates like (or worse than) aluminum in an inadvertent paddle bump, or hurried pry. Also not looking forward to the aluminum carry handles and gunnels when the cold weather arrives. But these can be tweaked with some pipe insulation. A large kneeling pad (half a sleeping pad of closed-cell) has helped dampen the noise. At about 215# for me alone, it is just fine. But still miss my royalite Mohawk.
05-22-2001Submitted by: ---
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This lightweight boat was outfitted with Perception saddle for multi-day tripping. It is surprising quick with a 5-day load of camping gear and is a dry ride in Class 2 and the occasional Class 3. It handles the upstream afternoon winds well, It does require caution as the material will crack with a direct hit. I'm very satisfied with the performance.
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