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NORTHWIND
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NORTHWIND SOLO

A solo canoe is good for the soul. Lakes, rivers or rapids, the NW Solo will lift your spirits every trip on the water. Renowned for its versatility, the Solo excels at both lakes and moderate rapids. A high volume design, combined with a low sheer line makes it a joy to paddle in varied water conditions. Known as our most friendly solo, canine companions are frequent crewmates.

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Measurements

Length: 15ft 6in

Length/Width Ratio: 6.9

Width: 26.5 gw / 30 mx / 26.5 wl

Sheer: 17.5 bw / 12.5 ms / 15 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 1.5 st

Weight: 27 SL /  29 BL / 41 IXP / 23 STLH

Optimal Load: 170–340 lbs

Displacement: 2” WL : 175 lbs
3” WL : 265 lbs
4” WL : 370 lbs

Material Options

BlackLite:

Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Black carbon weave.

StarLite:

All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.

IXP:

Substantial Innegra with an inner blanket of Aramid. Innegra has excellent impact absorption, great flex and good abrasion resistance. A full wet vacuum bag makes a durable, reasonably light canoe. Multiple layers of Innegra with no foam core or ribs means a canoe capable of extended river tripping and expedition whitewater. An extremely durable lamination with far better performance than Royalex. Exterior resin coated because gel coat chips and cracks when subjected to substantial impacts.

Color: Innegra weave

Stealth:

Carbon and Black Innegra co-woven outer with inner blanket of proprietary yellow and black aramid. Our lightest lamination at the expense of some durability, a dream for wet footed portaging. Only available with E6 trim and E6 parts: canoe weights reflects E6/E6 savings. Stealth is lighter than StarLite and has lower impact resistance. Weight savings and wet footed portaging go hand in hand.

Color: black carbon and black Innegra weave.

Trim Options

Solo Canoe: Aluminum Trim: Standard Ash Components:

Proprietary two piece bronze anodized aluminum gunwales; thermoformed deck plates; bronze anodized aluminum thwarts and grab handles; laminated contoured ash web seat hung on ash drops.

Solo Canoe: Aluminum Trim: Upgraded Walnut Components:

Proprietary two piece bronze anodized aluminum gunwales; thermoformed deck plates; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seat hung on walnut drops; walnut and ash laminated thwarts.

Solo Canoe: Wood Trim: Standard Walnut Components:

Timeless oiled ash gunwales; sculpted and laminated walnut and ash end decks; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seat hung on walnut drops; walnut and ash laminated thwarts; stem mounted tie down loops. Wood trim increases the weight of a solo canoe by ~2 lbs.

Solo Canoe: E6 Carbon Trim: Standard Walnut Components:

Elegant E6 carbon gunwales with integrated carbon end decks; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seat hung on walnut drops; walnut and ash laminated thwarts; stem mounted tie down loops. E6 trim reduces a canoe’s weight by ~1 lb. We do not recommend E6 trim for whitewater.

Solo Canoe: E6 Carbon Trim: Upgraded E6 Components:

Elegant E6 carbon gunwales with integrated carbon end decks; E6 carbon web seat hung on walnut drops; E6 carbon thwarts; stem mounted tie down loops. E6 trim and E6 parts reduce a solo canoe’s weight by ~2 lbs. We do not recommend E6 trim for whitewater.