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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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


  • 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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