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Redbird 17'6"


A fast light day tripper

• Length 17' 7.5"
• Maximum beam 33.5"
• Beam waterline 33.6"
• Beam gunnel 32.25"
• Bow height 21.25"
• Centre Depth 12"
• Draft 4"
• Displacement 370 lbs.
• Wetted surface 27.0 sq. ft.
• Weight to immerse 128 lb/in
• Prismatic coefficient 0.496
• Weight 50 to 60 lbs.
• Keel-less or shoe keel

This Bear Mountain design is an efficient wilderness canoe, and seasoned paddlers find it performs well in most conditions. Its keeless shallow-arch hull with moderate rocker combines with a long waterline and fine entry to make it a fast responsive boat. The bow and stern profile are reminiscent of the Long Nose Ojibwa Rice Harvesting canoe. The sides have a moderate tumblehome for lateral strength and to allow outwales wide enough to turn aside waves and spray.

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© The Bear Mountain Boat Shop 1993
Designed by Ted Moores 1981
Redrawn by Steve Killing, 1999

Photos courtesy of Jack Diffily (1), Ben Bol (2), Jamie Zaroski (3), John Lucking (4), Cory Wishart (5), Ed Mursko (6/7), Billy Toups (8), Randy Pfeifer (9), Tobias Pfaffinger (10), T King (11)

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