Spirit 16


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



Maker:  American Traders

Length:  16’1”

Beam:  34.75”

Depth:  12.75”

Capacity:  700 lbs.

Weight:  42 lbs.

Material:  Kevlar

Keel:  No

Price:  $3200 + shipping

Options:  None

The Spirit 16 is American Traders’ latest technology E-fusion composite canoe. A perfect light weight tandem recreational, day tripping canoe that has an epoxy Kevlar layup. Supplied with 'grade A' wood trim package, scuppered inwale and decks, Spanish cedar outwale, deep-dish contoured yoke, kneeling thwart and two contoured seats. A clear coat finish and carbon flotation tanks complete this canoe which is a dream to paddle and all at only 42 lbs.

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