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Nova Craft Canoe

Trapper 12' Solo TuffStuff

Trapper 12' Solo TuffStuff
Red shown in Fiberglass
Great stability without sacrificing speed.
Nova Craft Canoe-Trapper 12' Solo TuffStuff
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This Chestnut Canoe was originally built with the outdoorsman of the early 1900s in mind. Chestnut's mission was to design a craft that would enable outdoorsmen to paddle small creeks as well as large lakes and be small enough to get through the then nonexistent portage trails at the same time. To meet these unique needs, The Chestnut Canoe Company brought something efficient yet maneuverable into production. 

For the modern canoeist, both the primary and secondary stability of The Trapper are reassuring, though its stability does not sacrifice its speed. It has lots of space, for everything from a day of fishing to a week of tripping in the back country. It is a great canoe to use for improving your "J" stroke and can also be used with a double blade paddle. The Trapper combines the enjoyment of a stable fishing platform with the benefits of a small and light craft for portaging into small productive lakes.


TuffStuff is a cutting edge proprietary composite made of basalt and Innegra fibers. Basalt fibre is made of melted basalt rock and Innegra is a fibre consisting mostly of polypropylene. When they are woven together into a cloth and infused with Nova Craft's high impact vinylester resin system, the result is simply amazing! TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a light canoe for extended flatwater tripping with more than enough strength to handle lots of abuse in the back country.

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  • Length: 12 ft 
  • Weight: 38lbs 
  • Maximum Width: 34 in 
  • Center Depth: 13 in 
  • Bow/Stern Depth: 18 in/18 in
  • Capacity: 490 lb
  • Material: Royalex Lite
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Slight Rocker