A traditional tripping canoe
• Length 17'
• Maximum beam 35"
• Beam w/l 32.6"
• Beam gunnel 34"
• Bow height 25"
• Centre Depth 14.5"
• Draft 4.5"
• Displacement 416 lbs.
• Wetted surface 28.6 sq.ft.
• Weight to immerse 137 lb/in
• Mom to trim 1180 in-lb/in
• Prismatic coefficient 0.532
• Weight 55 to 65 lbs
Recognizing the popularity of the classic 16' Chestnut Prospector 'Fort', Canadian Canoes commissioned Ted Moores to design a 17' tripping canoe which would be a kindred spirit to the 'Fort'. The mid section and profile are similar to our 16' Prospector but with much of the hollow in the water lines removed. This adds some volume and stability to the hull below the water line and makes a very easy shape to plank in cedar strip construction.
A wood canvas version of this boat is also availble from Canaian Canoes and a number of "Wilderness Nomads" are now in service. The design is so successful that Ron Frenette decided we should make this craft available using Bear Mountain wood/epoxy strip building techniques. So here it is.
The Nomad is long, sleek, easy to plank and easier to paddle.
The Wilderness Nomad is built in cedar/canvas and wood strip/epoxy by Canadian Canoes, Brampton, Ontario
Designed for Ron Frenette, Canadian Canoes Ltd. by Ted Moores, Feb. 1994
© The Bear Mountain Boat Shop 1995
Photo of customer built boats courtesy of Alex KlaralvenKanot (1), Alex Wedzinga (2), Tim Regehr (3), Joe Manning (4)