||All of our
canoes are manufactured in a state of the art two-piece mold. These two
pieces are laid up separately and then fitted together to form a
one-piece hull while still in the mold. Making the canoe in one piece
insures superior strength and durability when compared to a canoe that
is made by two separate pieces.
| After the two pieces of the
canoe are joined together we fill the seam with fiberglass and wacker.
This combination of materials fuses together the two halves creating
and extraordinarily strong keel. We then attach our half-moon aluminum
keel guard by embedding screws in the now rock hard seam. The end
result is a keel that is practically bulletproof. The canoe tracks
superbly in the water. If you sustain damage to the aluminum, you can
simply cut out the section to be replaced using a hacksaw, back out the
screws, and piece in the new section of keel that we will send out to
||All canoes have
a double layer of state of the art fiberglass materials. While there
may be other lighter weight products on the market, we feel we have
found the right compromise between price, weight and strength.
|We use the
highest quality gel coat and resin products on the market today. We add
integrity to the canoe by applying a medium brown gel coat to
all interior surfaces. This makes the canoe as durable on the inside as
it is on the outside. A quick wipe down on the canoe after use should
keep it looking like new. If your canoe develops a tough residue or
stain, simply use bleach with a sponge or brush to restore the inside
to its original look.
||All canoes have
our unique double-ended design with a square transom. The transom is
toughened with extra layers of fiberglass and a plywood plate. This
gives superior strength and support for your motor.
angle fiberglass plates are laminated into each side of the canoe to
provide a very strong support for our benches. All of the benches and
thwarts are made of high quality mahogany. Because of its wonderful
marine qualities, it should not rot, split or splinter and it weathers
beautifully. Its fine grain, strength, durability and weather
resistance has long made it a choice wood for outdoor applications.
designed mold is used in making the foam inserts that go in the bow and
stern. This mold insures a perfect fit every time for the utmost in
hull flotation and buoyancy. We also use a product called divinysel for
the ribs. It is lightweight, uniform and very strong when laminated
into the bottom with fiberglass.
designed extrusion is cast of high quality rubber. It is similar to the
rubber you will find on your car tires. We use 3M heat sealed tape to
bond the extrusion to the gunnel. On the sportsman's models, we have
the wire channel built into the underside of the extrusion. This both
protects and hides the wiring from view. The rounded edge of the
extrusion also creates a comfortable resting area for your legs.
is either stainless steel or aluminum. We use self-locking nuts
whenever loosening might present a potential problem.