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A popular Peterborough Classic
• Length 16'• Maximum beam 32.5"• Beam w/l 29.5"• Beam gunnel 31.5"• Bow height 26"• Centre Depth 13.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 325 lbs• Wetted surface 24.5 sq.ft.• Weight to immerse 94 lb/in• Prismatic coefficient 0.557• Keel-less or shoe keel• Weight 45 to 55 lbs
The Champlain High-ender, built by the Peterborough Canoe Company, was one of their most popular designs. Originally built in cedar/canvas, it appeared in their final catalogue of 1961. The Champlain Lowender, with less height in the ends, was built on the same mold. A good traditional style general purpose recreational canoe. Features a moderate displacement, soft bilge and moderate rocker - paddles well in the 'heeled over' position. Ideal for recreational paddling (solo or tandem) and light tripping.
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© The Bear Mountain Boat Shop 1993Drawn by Ted Moores, Aug. 1993Redrawn by Steve Killing, 1999Customer built boat photos courtesy of Peter (1/2), Dick Bolhius (3), and Ray Norton (4)
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