Penobscot 17 RX

At just over 17 feet, the Penobscot 17 RX is a durable canoe designed to be an efficient performer. A great choice for the intermediate to experience paddler, the Penobscot has been a long-time favorite amongst avid and competitive paddlers. Equally at home in fast moving or still water, the Penobscot 17 RX takes performance to a whole new level.
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Length:17' 1" / 5.2 m
Width:35" / 88.9 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:33.75" / 85.7 cm
Bow Height:21.25" / 54 cm
Depth:14.5" / 36.8 cm
Weight:65 lbs / 29.5 kg
Max Load Range:1,150-1,200 lbs / 521.6-544.3 kg
Suggested Retail:$1,899.99 USD

Hull Characteristics


  • Nylon web seats
  • Black anodized aluminum gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Ash thwart and yoke
  • Durable, yet lightweight
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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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Minimum Rocker

Look at a canoe from a side view. If the canoe hull is completely sitting on a hard surface without either end bowed up, it means it has minimum rocker. Canoes with little or no rocker track extremely well but they are much harder to turn or maneuver.



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