H2O PROSPECTOR 16'4
H2O PROSPECTOR 16'4
H20 PROSPECTOR 16'4 DESCRIPTION
The original New Brunswick’s Chestnut Canoe Co. created Prospector 16 in 1910. A century later the Prospector design is still widely considered “the most versatile tripping canoe ever”. Today, the ‘Prospector name’ still sells boats, though few Co.’s versions resemble its namesake. H2O's objective in creating the Heritage Series Prospector 16-4 is to replicate the original canoe design’s magic with extra capacity. The Prospector’s traditional symmetrical shape combines with a semi-round hull and moderate rocker for stable, but sensitive pivots or leans when carving turns. Sharp entry lines enhance but flare out quickly to increase buoyancy to float over large waves, rather than crash through them. Responsive yet predictable under all loads and conditions, their Prospector 16-4 is a Canadian Classic.
GWN Innegra Tuff Weight 54 lbs
GWN Kevlar Weight 49 lbs
EPS Brute Force Innegra Basalt Weight 46 lbs
EPS Brute Force Kevlar Weight 42 lbs
EPS Brute Force Carbon Kevlar Weight 42 lbs
EPS Brute Force Co-Mingle Innegra Basalt Weight 42 lbs
EPS Brute Force Carbon Innegra Weight 41 lbs
EPS Pro Lite Innegra Basalt Weight 38 lbs
EPS Pro Lite Kevlar Weight 35 lbs
EPS Pro Lite Carbon Kevlar Weight 35 lbs
EPS Pro Lite Co-Mingle Innegra Basalt Weight 35 lbs
EPS Pro Lite Carbon Innegra Weight 34 lbs
EPS Pro Lite Carbon Weight 34 lbs
Max Width 35.5″
Waterline Width 32.5″
Height – Bow / Centre / Stern 21″ / 14″ / 21″
Optimum Load 350-600lbs
Max Load 950lbs
BUILD SERIES OPTIONS
EPOXY PRO SERIES BRUTE FORCE
The Brute Force series is the perfect balance of being strong while staying lightweight. The Epoxy Pro Series, Brute Force is H2O's toughest canoe. The Brute Force series hits all targets for most paddlers: tough, light, visually attractive, and available with virtually every canoe we produce.
Some features of the Brute Force series include industry standard aluminum gunwales with ABS end caps. These basic components are thought through to ensure they meet the goals of ultimate strength at the lightest weight possible. Most of the features of the Brute Force series are unique and strategically developed to create the best results in the lightweight canoe category. The Brute Force series is comprised of performance reinforcements handcrafted with techniques that aren’t quick or easy. The result is an attractive, long lasting hull with no undesirable features—a true performance canoe in the lightweight category.
EPOXY PRO SERIES PRO LITE
The Pro Lite series is H2O'S lightest series to breeze through those long portages.
Epoxy Pro Series Pro Lite is H2O'S most advanced construction system yet, embodying what it means to create an ultralight canoe that remains durable against wear, tear, and mishaps. Its aesthetics stop observers in their tracks, while the design is professionally constructed for both performance and efficiency. The Pro Lite series combines advanced composite construction techniques with the modern requirements of paddlers, pursuing lighter and stronger equipment than ever available.
The Pro Lite series is H2O'S most innovative series yet with many complex features that go beyond an ordinary canoe build. Their carbon wrapped Integral Composite Gunwale (ICG) complements the rib reinforcements and closed cell foam used in the hull. An Epoxy Resin system is used in this complex build matrix to achieve maximum strength, while a unique method of skin coating is used to create a UV resistant, repairable, ultra thin, and ultra light coating for the boat. An ultra light aluminum trim over the carbon wrapped gunwale offers unmatched longevity while reducing the total canoe weight by approximately 5 to 7 lbs. This weight reduction allows them to put additional weight in other places for strategic reinforcements, so there’s no compromise in durability.
The rib system keeps the canoe rigid enough to perform, while creating just enough flex between ribs to absorb impact. It is subtle, but even the area surrounding the seat mount includes a cross rib for strength to support a seat bracket, which is both adhered and riveted to the hull. When the seat is fastened to this mount there is no movement or sway and the strength in the hull is increased similarly to a truss construction technique.