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TRIPPING/EXPEDITION CANOES

Tripper 172

The 17-foot Tripper is what wilderness canoeing is all about. A high volume hull with a deep V-entry, the Tripper 172 can paddle easily with a heavy load. The shallow arch design provides exceptional stability and handles whitewater with ease. The Tripper 172 is a forgiving canoe and regarded by many as the best tandem wilderness tripping canoe available.
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Specs

Material:Royalex®
Length:17' 2" / 5.2 m
Width:37" / 94 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:35.5" / 90.2 cm
Bow Height:25" / 63.5 cm
Depth:15" / 38.1 cm
Weight:80 lbs / 36.3 kg
Max Load Range:1,500-1,550 lbs / 680.4-703.1 kg
Suggested Retail:$1,799.99 USD

Hull Characteristics

Features

  • Comfortable contoured seats
  • Ash thwart and yoke
  • Black vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
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Shallow Arch Bottom

Shallow arch bottom canoes have less initial stability than flat bottom canoes, but tend to have higher secondary stability. As the canoe is leaned to one side, it will balance better and resist further tipping. Shallow arch canoes are a great all-around canoe but tend to perform best in choppy water, waves and whitewater.

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Straight Sides

Straight-sided canoes are a compromise between flared sides (increased secondary stability) and tumblehome sides (narrower beam at deck for easier reach to water). Straight sides are a great option for most recreational users.

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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.

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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.