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15'6" Solo Canoe

Solitude, a 13' solo csnoeThe Unity is a wonderful boat. I wouldn't change it in any way. But sometimes I can't help myself. Wanting a little larger boat for longer solo excursions, I designed the Traveler. It will also accommodate the larger person who wants a solo canoe.

The Traveler, in addition to being longer than the Unity, is just a tad sleeker and is deeper.

I paddle this boat from a canted seat so that I can kneel and sit at the same time. This renders great control of the boat, making it easy to maneuver or lean to give protection from waves. The seat can be mounted in a fixed position or, using brass fittings, on hardwood rails so that it can slide to change trim as needed. The sliding seat may be mounted either flat or canted - see photos at right.

Maximum carrying capacity is about 375 lbs.

Moderate tumblehome, 7/8" of rocker with a shallow arched hull.

Length: 15'6" Weight: 45 lbs.
Width at gunwale: 26 3/4" Depth at midships: 12.5"
Width at beam: 29 1/4" Height at ends: 18 3/4"
Width at 4" WL 27 1/2" Price: $4295