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RECREATION CANOES

Discovery 169

At nearly 17 feet, the Discovery 169 is the longest in the Discovery series. Designed to go long distances, the Discovery 169 performs efficiently even when it is loaded with gear. The three layer construction is designed to take a beating. The Discovery 169 is a great choice for the recreational paddlers who may aspire to go longer distances or may need additional room and load capacity.
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Specs

Material:Three Layer Polyethylene
Length:16' 9"/ 5.1 m
Width:37" / 94 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:35" / 88.9 cm
Bow Height:23" / 58.4 cm
Depth:15" / 38.1 cm
Weight:91 lbs / 41.3 kg
Max Load Range:1,350-1,400 lbs / 612.3-635 kg
Suggested Retail:$1,099.99 USD

Hull Characteristics

Features

  • Comfortable and durable nylon web seats
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene
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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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