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Lightly Used 2017 Canoe
T-Formex is the replacement for Royalex with the same specifications.
The Aurora is a highly-maneuverable canoe that is a down-sized version of our Spirit II.
The Aurora puts the wide versatility and superb performance of our best-selling model, the Spirit II, into a more-compact package.
While it's a foot shorter, the Aurora is as deep in the center as the Spirit II, and is also deep in the ends. The canoe has greater total buoyancy than you might expect, and it carries nearly the load that the Spirit II will.
Not meant for heavy expeditions, the Aurora does suit typical trips well. It's an easy-paddling canoe that retains sufficient freeboard when loaded.
Perhaps the Aurora's best feature is its good blend of initial and final stabilities. While steady enough for hunting or fishing, and to haul kids or a dog who may jump around, the canoe is very seaworthy for a mid-sized canoe. Its carefully-contoured, shallow-arch hull is the reason.
While the choice of 16' canoes is vast, others have a less-sensible bottom profile. Compared to typical flat-bottomed hulls, the Aurora canoe's shallow-arch design has a bit less steadiness on center but has greater ultimate safety and better handling on waves. It also paddles easier and glides farther than other canoes.
If your situation dictates a 16' model, and varied types of paddling, no other canoe serves so well for so many uses.
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