- Mon amie
- Gardner Guide
13' Solo Canoe
This is a shorter version of the Solitude I designed it for mydaughter when she was eight, though I have found I like paddling it myself. It has a similar feel to the Solitude though is a bit more responsive.
A great day boat, it could also be used as a tripping boat for the smaller person with a light camping kit. It has plenty of tumblehome for ease of paddling and the bottom is a comfortable shallow arch. Ample rocker in the bow allows it to turn well, yet with slightly less rocker in the stern and also the way the arched hull turns to a "V" at the stems make this little boat track just fine.
The seat may be set up with a tilt for kneeling or flat for sitting. Either way, you will find you can lean the boat slightly to where it firms-up, shortening your reach and allowing it to be paddled almost effortlessly. If you are wanting to use it mostly for fishing there is a flatter spot in the center where it will sit if we drop the seat for additional stability.
Tumblehome, 1 3/4" of rocker, shallow arched hull.
|Width at gunwale:||27 1/2"||Depth at midships:||11 1/2"|
|Width at beam:||29 1/2"||Height at ends:||18"|
|Width at 4" WL||28"||Price:||$3895|
"I really like it, daddy."
~ Fiona Gordon Comb, Knife River, MN