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Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff Canoe Basically bought the canoe in 2018 new and added whitewater Mike Yee knee pads, tie straps and skid plates to it.

The boat has been across Woodland Caribou and down the Bloodvien River in 2019 and Wabakimi and the Kopka River in 2018 and various one day outings.

The MEC website has this decription of the boat

A classic Prospector is probably the best all-around wilderness tripping canoe ever. Where it really shines is when loaded for week-long trips that combine lakes and mellow rivers. Nova Craft has stayed faithful to the lines of the Chestnut Prospector, the canoe more acclaimed in literature than any other.

The hull is a basalt and polypropylene composite. This hydrophobic material is lighter and stiffer than plastic, so it's responsive, efficient, and glides better. It’s also incredibly tough. Bounce it off rocks, and it retains its original shape without breaking.

- Hull is Tuff Stuff, a composite of melted basalt rock and Innegra polypropylene fibre.

- Interior is painted sand colour.

- Gunwales are black anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, with aluminum-reinforced ABS end decks for minimal maintenance.

- Seats are ash with nylon lacing.

- Ash carry handle, thwart, and balanced yoke.


- Weight 24.5 Kg add 1 kg for white water outfitting.

- Length 16 ft

- Beam 36 inches

- Rocker 2.5 inches

The boat is fast and stable.

Photos available on request

Original cost was $2600+$300+tax ~$3300

Price $2000

PS; I have too many boats. Let's find this one a good home.

Overview of Nova Craft 16 foot Tuffstuff Canoe
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 16:34
Gary Ataman

Under 35lbs. No damage, but wear on the gelcoat. Price is firm. It would cost you another thousand new. I'll miss her, but I need a tandem, and lack space.

It's in Georgetown. I can show it on a weekend late afternoon.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 19:48
Aidan Siddall

Don't feel like camping at the Fall Gathering ? My dad has a has cute one bedroom cottage with a double bed, futon and single bed in a bunkie, western exposure waterfront. Anyone interested in a simple room for rent at my cottage, contact me. Lioking

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 07:10
705 854 2002

The website explains how it reduces noise to half. I've tested one, and it is much quieter, yet burns as well. Makes the Dragonfly pleasant to use.

It cost $52.24 CAD to get sent to me, but they accidentally sent me two. I'd rather another canoeist have it than it languish unused. You can have the unused one for $25, but I won't ship it. I'm in Etobicoke.

Please email or text, don't phone.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 07:11
Aidan Siddall

I have two Iridium 9555 satellite phones for rent. $150 - first week $125 - second week $100 - third week and for any additional weeks Also, an InReach Explorer which is strictly for two-way email messages. $80 per week. Each comes with a Pelican case and charger.

I also have several Royalex tandem (Canyon, Starburst) and solo (Vertige - X and Super Nova) canoes, outfitted for moving water and all paddling gear (safety, helmets, PFD's, paddles). Prices negotiable, depending upon length and location of trip. In addition, I have a Chestnut Pal (yes, this was the canoe model used by Bill Mason - maybe more so than his famous red prospector) as well as a Birchbark canoe (Golden Lake First Nation). Both are available for short term rentals by special request.

An assortment of camping gear is available for rent. Private lessons and trip consultations are also available, if requested.

Canoes and other equipment are conveniently available at my outlets in Fergus and Palmerston, north of Kitchener-Waterloo.

I have been wilderness tripping for more than 40 years and I can also help you with your preparation and planning.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 13:34
$150 (first week) $125 (second week) $100 (third and all additional weeks) InReach Explorer:$80 per week.
Jack Frimeth
519-212-3817 (after June 1 - currently teaching in Salluit)

Introduction to Moving Water Solo and Tandem (Paddle Canada) - Guelph/Elora area,
Weekends on July 6/7 and July 13/14.
These are two day course.Each day will be approximately eight hours.
Weekdays are open and arrangements can be made for private or small classes.

The moving water course will empower you to expand your flat water tripping skills to having more choices for your tripping adventures!!!
You will also become better paddlers, with a greater confidence!

You will require a tandem canoe outfitted for moving water (ie. knee pads, air bags), a PFD, helmet, paddle and lunch for both days.
I have canoes and all gear for rent, if needed.
More specific information will be sent to those who register.
Successful candidates will be certified by ORCKA (flat water - basic canoeing) or Paddle Canada (Moving water).
The Elora Gorge Park has camping available on site:

7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Box 356
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Phone: 519-846-9742

There are also a variety of motels and B and B's in the area.

Flat water classes (ORCKA) are available at any time by arrangement.**
(**Location may also be negotiated to satisfy you and/or your group.)

Cost is $120 per person per course, plus rental fees (if applicable).
Contact Jack Frimeth
Phone: 519-212-3817 (after June 1- I am teaching in Salluit QC until then)
Email: (anytime)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 13:11
$120 per person per course
Jack Frimeth
5192123817 (after June 1- I am teaching in Salluit QC until

The Kongakut River flows from the north slopes of the Brooks Range to the Beaufort Sea, through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. A group of 5 experienced tripping friends seek a sixth to join their self-guided rafting trip. 12 days planned on-river for what is probably only 4-5 days of paddling so lots of time for backpacking/hiking/fishing.
Group arrives in Fairbanks on June 29/30. Bush plane to Drain Creek put-in is July 3rd. Take-out at Caribou Pass is July 16th (weather permitting of course).

Looking for a paddler and hiker with a drysuit, a high tolerance for clouds of mosquitoes, no stranger to camp chores and a great sense of humour.
Contact Isadora van Riemsdijk;

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 16:32
~US$2500 + food & taxes from Fairbanks, Alaska
Isadora van Riemsdijk
email preferred

Coppermine River
From Point Lake to Kugluktuk
July 19th - August 12th
21 Paddling Days

I am looking for paddler(s) who have paddled long trips with rapids. We will fly into he top of Point lake and stay at Peterson's Lodge for the first night.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 13:23
Brian Wraight

Paddle the Don is an annual paddling event organized by the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA). This event helps to promote paddling, raises money for river restoration and increases awareness of conservation and issues affecting the Don River Watershed.

WCA members have been supporting Paddle the Don for many years and it benefits the club to be associated with this significant paddling event. For 2019 we are looking for a total of 4-5 canoes (8-10 paddlers) to oversee the three weirs along the river (two of which are mandatory portages and one which is an optional portage) and the take-out near the mouth of the Don River. Time commitment is from about 7 am – 2 pm. Each WCA canoe will be stationed at one of the weirs to manage the overall operation of the weir on land (river rescues will generally be performed by another safety group).

What’s in it for you? An opportunity to paddle the Don River at no cost (cost to public is $100 per canoe), free snacks and lunch, a cool appreciation gift and the satisfaction of giving back to the paddling community and supporting the WCA.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please email Geri James at Additional details on the event are at:

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 19:51
Geri James

I've just launched a new website, Hodnett Canoe Guides, which I hope will be of interest to WCA members. The site currently has guides for the Lower Petawawa River, Gwaii Haanas, and Philip Edward Island, along with some other fun stuff.
You can check out the site at:

You can follow Hodnett Canoe Guides on Facebook to keep up with anything new.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 13:14
Brett Hodnett