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  Millbrook makes a 14.5' canoe,
  Posted by: g2d on Apr-21-13 12:38 AM (EST)
 

the Patriot, but it isn't pictured in the catalog. It is supposedly like a solo version of the Millbrook AC/DC. Like all of Millbrook boats, it has outside layers of S-glass and inside layers of Kevlar. This SS/KK layup has long been considered good for wear, impact resistance, stiffness and lightness. You would have to talk to Kaz of Millbrook to arrange for him to lay one up. The weight of the boat, before outfitting, would probably be under 35 pounds.

For rocky country and beaches, I would avoid canoes that use Kevlar for the outside layers, such as Wenonah. Too bad, because they have nice designs. But if you can tolerate somewhat more weight to get wear resistance and repairability, check their solo line for canoes that come in Tufweave Flexcore. Tufweave uses cloth that is half glass, half polyester, and the vinylester resin grabs the fibers better than it does Kevlar.

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