Molitor 17

 

Discovery 169 - 16’9”

Discovery 169 - 16’9”

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North Shore Trading Company

39130 North Shore Drive

PO Box 98

Fawnskin, CA 92333

909-866-3414

info@gopaddleacanoe.com

Maker:  Old Town

Length:  17’

Beam:  35”

Depth:  12”

Capacity:  600 lbs.

Weight:  84 lbs.

Material:  Wood/Fiberglass or Wood Canvas

Keel:  No

Price:  $9000 + shipping

Options:  Red Cedar, Green Canvas

Long decks, outside stems and oval cherry gunwales create a frame so strong that no thwarts are needed on the beautiful Molitor. At 17’ long this hand-crafted canoe is one that you will want to hang up and display as art work. Considered to be one of the original “courting” canoes, the Molitor captures the look and feel of what a canoe design used to be at the turn of the century. Get it out on the water and you’ll find the hull design was ahead of its time.

Beam - Width of a canoe when measured at its widest point

Chine - Where the curving sides of the hull gradually merge into the bottom

Deck - The triangular piece of material, usually metal or wood, to which the gunnels are attached at the bow and stern

Gunwale - The section along the top of the canoe from stern to bow where the sides meet; a strip along the top of the canoe's sides

Keel - A projection below the hull, running from stern to bow, which adds strength to the hull, protects it from damage, and helps the craft maintain straight movement

Outwale - The outside gunwale

Ribs - Curved strips from gunnel to gunnel that form the shape of a wooden canoe hull; may also be used to add strength to the hull

Rocker - The upward sweep of the keel toward the bow and stern. The more pronounced the rocker, the easier the canoe is to pivot

Tumblehome - The curving inward of the upper section of the canoe. This produces a canoe narrower at the gunnels than at the bulging sides