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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 5:12 pm 
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HI,

I am looking for a 17' Prospector shape canoe under 45lb.

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 11:40 pm 
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Options are limited. What's your budget?


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http://www.sourisriver.com/prospector175.html

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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 11:54 am 
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http://www.swiftcanoe.com/prospector-17


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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 12:42 pm 
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What’s the intended use for the canoe? (That may help guide people when they are suggesting what canoe construction materials and options would be suitable.)

Do you really need 17 feet (?) as it’s easier to find a lighter 16 foot canoe than 17 foot one.

Budget, are you looking for used or new, or open to both options?

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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 1:28 pm 
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I have a 17 ft Swift Prospector in kevlar with the integrated carbon/Kevlar gunnels. It weighs 44 lbs. I have been very happy with it.


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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 5:10 pm 
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NorseScotsman wrote:
I have a 17 ft Swift Prospector in kevlar with the integrated carbon/Kevlar gunnels. It weighs 44 lbs. I have been very happy with it.



NS----does your 'handle' mean you are an Orcadian??

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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 8:30 pm 
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wotrock wrote:
NorseScotsman wrote:
I have a 17 ft Swift Prospector in kevlar with the integrated carbon/Kevlar gunnels. It weighs 44 lbs. I have been very happy with it.



NS----does your 'handle' mean you are an Orcadian??


@wotrock, no. One side of my family is from Scotland, the other half from Norway, hence the username. :D


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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 9:59 pm 
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There are Norse Scots in the Orkneys---played an out sized role in early explorations.

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 10:21 am 
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Are you by any chance thinking this will be the canoe for your 2018 arctic trip?

If so, you may want to reconsider. While kevlar/carbon boats have a lot going for them, a 12 week arctic trip where you need a bomb proof canoe is better suited to T-Formex or Royalex boats. There are composite boats that would work too but they're going to come in heavier than 45 lbs.

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