16'6" Echo aka Sundowner (Retired)

A mid-priced canoe ideal for first-time buyers but good enough for experienced paddlers too. Very maneuverable yet with surprising tracking and speed. Useful aywhere, but especially good on twisting, turbulent streams.

Hull Features

  1. A moderately blunt bow point to sustain frontal impacts.
  2. Slight outward flare of the gunwales near the bow to deflect spray in the area where water is most prone to enter.
  3. Slight tumblehome from the area of the bow paddler rearward to allow room to use the paddles comfortably.
  4. Standard trim is of the highest aircraft grade, marine-anodized aluminum; 6061-T6.
  5. Moderately high sides to achieve good carrying capacity without excess sidewind resistance.
  6. Hull widens quickly from the bow back giving good stability and capacity, but the hull is shaped to part water smoothly not violently.
  7. A straight (horizontal) keel line aids tracking and minimizes the effort expended to keep the canoe on a straight course.
  8. The moderate stern curve and straight stern line are designed to aid tracking and efficient streamlining.
  9. The moderately shallow-arched hull gives sufficient final stability while providing good initial stability.

ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum hull width: 34"
Maximum hull width at 4" waterline: 32 1/4"
Maximum gunwale hull width: 33"
Width at front thwart: 29"
Distance, center thwart to front thwart: 30"