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CLASSIC WOOD CANOES

Guide 16

Old Town Canoe’s heritage started over a century ago through the hand crafted designs of our wood and canvas canoes. The Guide 16 is one of our classic designs that is not only beautiful, it is one that canoe guides have been using in the backcountry for years. The low profile reduces windage while its long flat floor offers a shallow draft and a big cargo space to stow away your gear. The Old Town Guide 16 is sure to be in our line for years to come.
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Material:Wood/Canvas or Wood/Fiberglass
Length:16' / 4.9 m
Width:35" / 88.9 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:35" / 88.9 cm
Bow Height:20.5" / 52 cm
Depth:12" / 30.5 cm
Weight:76 lbs / 34.5 kg
Max Load Range:600-650 lbs / 272.2-294.8 kg
Suggested Retail:$8,999.99 USD Canvas / $8,999.99 USD Fiberglass

Hull Characteristics

FEATURES

  • Cane seats
  • Two thwarts
  • Cherry gunwales
  • Western red cedar planking

Options

  • Wood with canvas (Green)
  • Fiberglass with wood (Clear)
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Flat Bottom

Flat bottom canoes offer great initial stability. They tend to feel very secure on calm water but become slightly less comfortable as the waves get larger or as you lean to one side. Flat bottom canoes are great for the sportsmen and general weekend warrior looking for a solid platform.

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Tumblehome Sides (Minimal)

A tumblehome design tends to have a narrower width at the gunwale than at the waterline. This allows the paddler to have a clean stroke with a closer reach to the water.

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Moderate Rocker

From a side view the canoe has only a slight banana shape while sitting on a hard surface. Moderate rocker in a canoe means it will turn easily on the water but can also track well for short to longer distance paddling.

COLLAPSE

YOUR OLD TOWN ADVENTURES

Boy Saves Deer During Kayak Trip on the Tobique River
boydeer1It was as happy an ending as the beloved Walt Disney story of Bambi when an 11 year old boy rescued a newborn deer trapped in mud along a river in northern New Brunswick, Canada. Benjamin Thibodeau was on a camping trip in Riley Brook earlier this summer when he spotted a small animal sticking out of the water along the Tobique River. From his Old Town kayak, he could see a little head, ears and some white sots. He thought it might be a baby deer. The boy called to his father; who was on shore, and quickly paddled over to the animal. When he reached the banks of the river; he saw the deer was up to his belly in mud, its four spindly legs buried deep along the bank. With no leverage to free itself, it couldn't move. Wasting very little time Benjamin pulled the deer out of the mud and then with the help of his father moved it to safety. Happily, the next morning both of them woke up to the sight of the deer standing outside the door of their tent with its mother and sibling.