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Hou Prospector

Online Price£989.00

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This classic design is all things to all paddlers, the ultimate all rounder.

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A legend. The Hou Canoes take on an all time classic, The Chestnut Prospector. This canoe was originally designed to paddle well on both lakes,canals and also on moving/white water rivers. It had to paddle well unloaded but also had to be able to carry a good load on the return journey. Today we still want the same from our canoes, all be it for different reasons. This boat paddles well on lakes and rivers, and will give you a dry, predictable ride whether you are solo or loaded up for a multi day trip. This classic design is all things to all paddlers, the ultimate all rounder. 

With the boat being pitched at just over 15 and 1/2 feet in length it is also the ultimate do everything boat. No longer do you need to look at a 15 and 16 thinking, the 15 is what I want for the solo days, but the 16 will be better for tandem and tripping days, now you can have it all in one boat, the Hou Canoes Prospector! 

"This boat makes you smile!" :-)

The Hou Prospector is rotomoulded in the UK using 'A.R.N.I.3' a 3 layer PE construction tuned for the best combination of stiffness, wear and weight unique to Hou. The standard outfitting consists of 2 woodweb seats on wooden dowel hangers, a wooden yoke, wooden carry handles and vinyl gunwhales and weighs in around the 31kgs mark. Hou have increased the size and strength of the seats and other wooden parts for more comfort and reduce the potential for damage and breakages.  This also applies to all the stainless steel hardware used. All of Hou's wooden components have an oiled finish.

*Please note the Kneeling thwart shown in the picture is an optional extra.

We have a demo Hou Prospector availlable to try on the water at our shop. Half and Full day hire also available. Please contact us on 01932 247978 or email at info@wwtcc.com for more information
Length 15 foot 8 inches
Width 36 inches
Depth 14 inches
Rocker 2 and 3/4 inches
Weight 31kg standard outfit
Carrying Capacity 460 kgs


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