Guide 160

At 16’ the Guide 160 is known for its durability. This popular canoe features a unique cross-section and stabilizing chines which allow the Guide to deliver exceptional stability. Its sharp entry provides a surprisingly efficient paddling canoe. Stable enough for fishing or nature watching, yet versatile enough for family outings the Guide 160 is a great option for recreational paddlers.
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Material:Three Layer Polyethylene
Length:16' / 4.9 m
Width:39.5" / 100.3 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:37" / 94 cm
Bow Height:19" / 48.3 cm
Depth:13.5" / 34.3 cm
Weight:86 lbs / 39 kg
Max Load Range:1,200-1,250 lbs / 544.3-567 kg
Suggested Retail:$949.99 USD

Hull Characteristics


  • Comfortable contoured seats with adjustable backrests
  • Ash carrying yoke
  • Black vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene
Shallow Arch Bottom Straight Sides with Chines
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.

Shallow Arch Bottom Straight Sides with Chines
Straight Sides with Chines

Straight-sided canoes with chines are a nice blend between flared sides (increased secondary stability) and tumblehome sides (narrower beam at deck for easier reach to water) and the added feature of stabilizing chines. The extremely stable Guide Series is a great example of a straight side canoe with stabilizing chines.

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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.



Enjoying the beautiful Tallapoosa River in Alabama
lforbusWe have a group of family and friends who love to be on the river or the creeks here in Alabama -- hot or cold weather -- lol. Yesterday was a beautiful clear day of fun on the Tallapoosa River.