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Esquif

Canyon 16'5"

Canyon 16'5"
Canyon 16'5'
Playful tandem canoe ideally suited for short whitewater canoe trips
Esquif - Canyon 16'5"
Item: ESQ256-86734D
Price: $2,671.00
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Description

The ultimate expedition and tripping canoe, the Canyon combines agility with superior carrying capacity. Made for the river, its size and shape allow you to paddle it through large whitewater safely. The Canyon’s high ends, depth and volume provides excellent carrying capacity for extended trips and helps to maintain dry descents even through large rapids.

Features

Construction: T-Formex
Length: 5.02 m (16’ 5”)
Width: 88.9 cm (35”)
Depth: 39.4 cm (15 ½”)
Shape: Shallow Arch
Rocker: 11.4 cm (4 ½”) bow and stern
Gunwale: Vinyl
Colour: Red
Weight: 34 kg (75 lbs)
Carrying capacity: 455 kg (1000 lb)
Seats: Webbed seats
Standard: Contoured yoke and thwart, Wood gunwale

More Info

T-Formex
T-Formex is a high tech laminated material consisting of an ABS foam core, ABS sheets, and a protective outer plastic skin. Its resistance to abrasion and heavy impacts make it an excellent material for recreational, whitewater, and expedition canoes. Once heated and molded, T-Formex sheets form a hull that has an unmatched structural memory. So even after being folded around a rock, an Esquif T-Formex canoe will return to its original shape with minimal distortion. Stronger than fiberglass and lighter than polyethylene, T-Formex gives Esquif’s designers a material with superior characteristics.

Esquif recommends cleaning your craft with a mild household cleaner to remove dirt and grit. To protect the surface from UV and avoid color fading and to bring up a nice shine you can apply a 303 protectant 2 or 3 times a year. CAUTION: Do not use petroleum-based products or strong solvents as this will cause discoloration and damage to the laminate. Hard impacts on T-Formex canoes can cause an indentation in the laminate. They will usually work themselves out after warming in the sun. Larger dents can be worked out by gently warming the area with a hairdryer or hot air gun. The trick is to keep the hot air source moving to warm the area gradually until the dent comes out. CAUTION: applying heat too quickly will burn the surface, be very careful with heat. THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED BY ESQUIF'S WARRANTY.

Storing
Ideally, your canoe should be stored inside, upside down on racks in a cool and dry environment. If you store your canoes outside it should also be upside down on racks and the wooden gunnels should never touch the ground. Do not store it where it will be exposed to ice and snow loads as this can distort your canoe. See the wooden gunnels section for specific care instructions.

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