15' 6" Solitude (Retired)

Our most versatile solo canoe. Stable and forgiving. Perfect for the beginner, a pleasure for the expert.

Hull Features

  1. A moderately sharp bow to provide protection from frontal impacts, yet minimze water resistance.
  2. A gracefully, lightly curved bow that aids streamlining yet helps pass over obstructions and not pick up weeds.
  3. Tumblehome around the seat to provide the paddler with easy access to the water.
  4. Standard trim is of the highest aircraft grade, marine-anodized aluminum; 6061-T6 or optional gunwales of Sitka spruce and mahogany.
  5. Moderately high sides (13 3/4") provide good carrying capacity and dryness without excess wind resistance.
  6. A carefully shaped hull to part the water gently, yet wide enough to provide good stability.
  7. A moderately high bow that helps keep out water, but not so high as to provide much resistance in a crosswind.
  8. A straight keel line that aids tracking and minimizes the effort to keep on a straight course.
  9. The nearly straight stern aids tracking nad provides efficient streamlining.
  10. A true shallow arch hull provides excellent initial and final stabillity for best performance.
  11. Standard sliding seat to aid in trimming nad steering.

ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum hull width: 31 1/2"
Maximum hull width at 4" waterline: 30"
Maximum gunwale hull width: 22"
Width at front thwart: 27 1/2"
Distance, front thwart to bow: 63"
Width at rear thwart: 27 1/2"
Distance rear thwart to stern: 55"
Weights (depends on hull material, construction and options): 30-44 lbs.