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Northstar Canoes

Firebird Blacklite

Firebird Blacklite
Firebird Blacklite
Beautifully-crafted versatile solo canoe.
Northstar Canoes-Firebird Blacklite
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The myth of the Firebird, like the Phoenix, is one of reincarnation and rising from the ashes, much like Northstar did from a previous entity. The Firebird offers the versatility of the Phoenix in a smaller package. Those who want to play on flatwater or in whitewater will be drawn to the Firebird.

Note: The image shown pictures the StarLite layup, and not BlackLite.



Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Northstar's full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows them to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Black carbon weave.

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Length: 136"

Length/Width Ratio: 6.5

Width: 26 gw / 29 mx / 25 wl

Sheer: 18 bw / 12.5 ms / 16 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 2.5 st

Weight: 28 lbs

6" Freeboard: 550 lbs

Optimal Load: 100-240 lbs

Displacement: 2 WL : 130 lbs

3 WL : 210 lbs

4 WL : 290 lbs