Twister Solo


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:  13’

Beam:  27.5”

Depth:  13.5”

Capacity:  425 lbs.

Weight:  38 lbs.

Material:  Wood/Epoxy

Keel:  Yes

Price:  $3495 + shipping

Options:  Red or White Cedar, Extended Decks + $110, Canvas + $625

Designed as the ultimate freestyle canoe, this small, solo, lightweight model is not for the inexperienced paddler. With a round bottom hull shape and 2.5" of rocker this canoe is a lively and responsive paddle. If freestyle paddling or just a good playful aerobic workout is what you’re looking for, the Twister Solo will fulfill that role perfectly. Also available in fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber.

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