17' 5"
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The 5.3 Description

The 5.3 Meter is one of the finest tripping canoes available. It can carry a large load across open water or down a whitewater river. Its flared bow sheds excess water. A sliding bow seat to adjust the trim is standard.

The 5.3 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Aluminum Gunwales
  • Fiberglass bow and stern decks
  • Standard Canoe Seat
  • Optional Add-Ons: Ash gunwales, mahoghony bow & stern decks, Contoured canoe seats

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The 5.3 Reviews

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In the late 70's (1900's for…

Submitted by: paddler488611 on 2/4/2019

In the late 70's (1900's for you yununs) I purchased a Lincoln canoe that was about 18' long. It was fiberglass with a birchbark gelcoat. It also was built with a 3/4 inch keel for better tracking on open water. It weighed approximately 84 lbs with cane wicker seats. Having owned it for more than 30 years, I cannot tell you the nautical miles it covered. Sometimes up to a week floating down the Neuse river carrying supplies for two. (google it). I eventually gave it to a young man I worked with so he could make his own memories with his children. How things change...I paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $350 if my memory is half of what it once was. I got my money's worth and then some.


It's a beautiful canoe,…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/19/2010
It's a beautiful canoe, visually inspiring and exceptionally light in Kevlar at 46#. It tracks nicely and turns well... but unless heavily loaded, initial stability is low. The gel coat finish on mine was exceptional, but other details of construction were poorly executed. My canoe had a twist in the gunwales at the stern that was almost 20 degrees, and the vacuum bagging technique left messy wrinkles and large blisters of resin in the interior of the hull.

On the basis of performance, I'd give a 9, but because of the poor attention to detail in finish I lower the score to a 7. Maybe the vacuum bagging wrinkles and blisters don't hurt anything, but the twist in the gunwales is just unacceptable for a canoe in this price range. I returned mine to the dealer.