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A great family river canoe

This is no longer in production. I bought mine in the early 1990's and sold it for half price this year (2017). While I did use it for hunting and fishing the primary use was multi day down river family trips with two adults and up to three kids and extravagant amounts of gear along with a little motor mounted for emergency use but rarely used. It paddled very well for it's size; roughly similar to a 16 prospector model and probably thirty percent faster than an aluminum Grumman. With thousands of miles on it it was still in good condition after 25 years. Ps I had four canoes for various purposes.

If you get a chance to get a used one, or the new version jump at it.

I've had a Clipper Canoe...

I've had a Clipper Canoe for over 20 years now - and loved it. It's responsive, tracks well, seems to enjoy the waves and water as much as I do.

The Expedition is a Y-back...

The Expedition is a Y-back canoe that serves admirably as both a freighter and multi-dimensional canoe capable of being paddled (fair), rowed (good), motored (excellent) and sailed (still learning). Because of it's substantial beam (39"), depth (15") and fullness throughout, it's extremely buoyant and NEVER takes on water in seas of less than 3 feet. It's soft chines and flattish bottom make it a natural for rivers ... both shallow riffles and large standing waves are accomodated without trauma. It's build quality is excellent ... extremely strong and durable hull (mine is a fiberglass/vinylester layup). All this robust character comes with a weighty penalty however and so I attach a set of wheels to the square stern for rolling it to and from the water ... I'm not strong enough to handle it alone. If you need a huge, versatile canoe you can count on ... this is the one. PS ... adapt it for rowing and it's speed and manuevering will be more than adequate ... quite good in fact.