Is it a Bomber? A Bell 17? A Bear 17? Could be any or all of them. The B 17 will handle a month in the wilderness or carry the whole family for floats on the local river. It’s a high volume canoe with symmetrical rocker for predictable back ferries, and perfectly sized for four barrels or packs. Or bring the kids and Lassie, then toss in the cooler, and everyone will feel stable and safe day-paddling in the B 17.
Weight: 41 lbs (SL) / 43 lbs (BL) / 57 lbs (WG) / 65 lbs (IXP)
Length/Width Ratio: 6.2
Width: 36 gw / 36 mx / 33 wl
Sheer: 21.5 bw / 14 ms / 19 st
Rocker: 3 bw / 3 st
6″ Freeboard: 1200 lbs
Optimal Load: 400-700 lbs
Displacement: 2″ WL : 215 lbs, 3″ WL : 370 lbs, 4″ WL : 510 lbs, 5″ WL : 690 lbs
Standard Trim: Aluminum
Optional Trim: Wood
Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
Color: Black carbon weave.
All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.
Substantial Innegra with an inner blanket of Aramid. Innegra has excellent impact absorption, great flex and good abrasion resistance. A full wet vacuum bag makes a durable, reasonably light canoe. Multiple layers of Innegra with no foam core or ribs means a canoe capable of extended river tripping and expedition whitewater. An extremely durable lamination with far better performance than Royalex. Exterior resin coated because gel coat chips and cracks when subjected to substantial impacts.
Color: Innegra weave
Colored woven polyester outer, backed by Innegra, with Aramid reinforcements and foam core. An alternative to BlackLite that is economically priced, but at the expense of some additional weight and lowered durability.
Colors: Emerald or Ruby
Expeditions, Lakes, Flat Water, River