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This Chestnut Canoe was originally built with the outdoorsman of the early 1900s in mind. Chestnut’s mission was to design a craft that would enable outdoorsmen to paddle small creeks as well as large lakes and be small enough to get through the then nonexistent portage trails at the same time. To meet these unique needs, The Chestnut Canoe Company brought something efficient yet maneuverable into production.
For the modern canoeist, both the primary and secondary stability of the Trapper are reassuring, though its stability does not sacrifice its speed. It has lots of space, for everything from a day of fishing to a week of tripping in the back country. It is a great canoe to use for improving your “J” stroke and can also be used with a double blade paddle. The Trapper combines the enjoyment of a stable fishing platform with the benefits of a small and light craft for portaging into small productive lakes.
Made in Canada.
Fiberglass: 45lb / 20.4kg
TuffStuff: 38lb / 17.2kg
TuffStuff Expedition: 42lb / 19.1kg
Aramid Lite: 30lb / 13.6kg
Blue Steel: 32lb / 14.5kg
Learn more about our materials here.
Length: 12' / 366cm
Width: 34? / 86.4cm
Center Depth: 13” / 33cm
End Depth: 18? / 45.7cm
Capacity: 490lb / 222kg
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
· Symmetrical Hull
· Shallow Arch Bottom
· Slight Rocker
Composite canoe construction involves combining different woven materials with resin in a mold. The benefits of composites are they result in lighter canoes with excellent durability. They also offer superior glide and much better long-term repairability. Our composite materials include fiberglass, TuffStuff, TuffStuff Expedition, Aramid Lite and Blue Steel.
- Fiberglass is an affordable composite material with a proven track record of durability. Our fiberglass hulls are among the lightest and most rugged on the market today. We use woven fiberglass cloth to make a truly superior hull. Fiberglass canoes are great for recreational and cottage use and are a good choice for budget-minded individuals.