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Red Rock's 2013 Souris River Canoe Prices

Well price shopping is one thing...but a user-friendly, durable, lightweight canoe trumps all of the other junk out there. If you think the term "junk" is too harsh, I can't help you. If the day should ever come that we would no longer be selling Souris River Canoes, that would be the day we would leave the canoe business for good. Other than Souris River, there simply is no other canoe out there that Red Rock would want to stand behind. A really great canoe for the vast majority of paddlers out there is the Souris River Quetico 17. It's fast and stable. It holds it's ground in a wind. It tracks and turns. Lots of kevlar canoes out there do not turn for a whole host of reasons. Souris RIver Quetico's DO turn. Other canoes aren't stable. SR Quetico's are very stable but not to the point of being a blob on the water. They actually go when you padle them. They also haul a big load. Their characteristics when paddled loaded or empty do not change. When you hear the salesperson tell you that the canoe they are selling you stabilizes when you add a load, you'll know what we are talking about.

To counteract the negative effects and flat-out tall tales by Brand X sales people visit my Baloney Vortex for details concerning epoxy resin and Souris River Canoes.

Comparisons between Brand X's "apples for apples" canoe and a real Quetico 17 HERE

Due to the high cost of shipping with increased damage caused by the trucking companies, we no longer offer crating/shipping services. Please plan on picking up your canoe here at Red Rock. You can also stay right here for a few days (two night minimum) at Northwind Lodge to make your pick up an adventure. It's a beautiful place! 218-365-4512

2013 Souris River Canoe Spec's & Prices
Effective Jan. 1, 2012.  All prices subject to change without notice.

Canoe Model and Layups
Length
Weight
Reg. Price
Tranquility Solo (Special Order Only - not stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon-Tec
15’ 5”
33 lbs.
33 lbs.
33 lbs.
31 lbs.
$ 2,695
$ 2,845
$ 2,945
$ 3,045
Quetico 16 (Stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon-Tec
16’ 2”
42 lbs.
42 lbs.
42 lbs.
39 lbs.
$ 2,945
$ 3,095
$ 3,195
$ 3,295
Quetico 17 (Stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR® (Best Selling Hull and Layup)
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon-Tec
17’3”
44 lbs.
44 lbs.
44 lbs.
42 lbs.
$ 2,995
$ 3,145
$ 3,245
$ 3,345
Quetico 18.5 (two seats) (Stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®) Carbon-Tec
18’ 5”
49 lbs.
49 lbs.
49 lbs.
47 lbs.
$ 3,145
$ 3,295
$ 3,395
$ 3,495
Wilderness 18 (Special Order Only - not stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon-Tec
18’
46 lbs.
46 lbs.
46 lbs.
44 lbs.
$ 3,045
$ 3,195
$ 3,295
$ 3,395
Prospector 16 (Special Order Only - not stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon-Tec
16’
40 lbs.
40 lbs.
40 lbs.
38 lbs.
$ 2,945
$ 3,095
$ 3,195
$ 3,295
Prospector 17.5 (Special Order Only - not stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon-Tec
17’6"
44 lbs.
44 lbs.
44 lbs.
42 lbs.
$ 3,045
$ 3,195
$ 3,295
$ 3,395
Skeena (Special Order Only - not stocked)
Whitewater KEVLAR®
Whitewater Le Tigre
Flatwater KEVLAR®
Flatwater Le Tigre
16’ 8”
64 lbs.
64 lbs.
50 lbs.
50 lbs.
$ 3,045
$ 3,195
$ 3,045
$ 3,195
Kingfisher Square Stern (Special Order Only - not stocked)
KEVLAR®
Le Tigre KEVLAR®
Woven-Colour (Tigre or KEVLAR®)
Carbon
17' 0"
55 lbs.
55 lbs.
55 lbs.
53 lbs.
$ 3,300
$ 3,400
$ 3,500
$ 3,600

 

SR Models
Length
Approx. Weight
Max. Width
Bow Height

Center Height

Stern Height
Tranquility SOLO
Fast solo canoe that turns - paddle Sit & Switch style- 450 lb. max payload. Tracks but will still turn - Screams with kayak paddle. - 3/4" rocker. Fixed Seat

 

Spec's
15'6"
33 lbs.
28"
17"
13.5"
15"
Quetico 16
Excellent, 2-smaller-person canoe or solo - very versatile hull - 850 lb. max. payload - Efficient J-Stroke - 1" rocker
 
Spec's
16'2"
42 lbs.
34"
20"
14"
20"
Quetico 17
Bestseller! - Stable, fast, big 1100 lb. max payload. Becomes a Big Guy Solo by unbolting the front thwart. Can be turned in wind, ride up and over waves, stays high and dry. If you liked your Grumman but just can't carry it anymore, this is the only canoe for you. 1.5" rocker
 
Spec's
17'3"
44 lbs.
35"
20"
13.5"
20"
Quetico 18.5
Wilderness Queen Mary - stabile like a rock, whopping 1300 lb. max. payload. Most often sold with removeable 3rd seat option. Handles like the Quetico 17 but can take 3 guys on a 7 day camping trip with all their gear. Overkill for two 200 lb. guys unless they go moose hunting all the time. Very popular with growing families. 1.5" rocker.
 
SR Models
Length
Approx. Weight
Max. Width
Bow Height

Center Height

Stern Height
Spec's
18'5"
52 lbs.
37"
20"
14"
20"
Wilderness 18
Popular in its day prior to the Quetico 17 arrival. Exact same cargo space as Quetico 17. This hull is more agile in turning than the Quetico 17. Also much tippier with the shallow-arched bottom when traveling empty. Stable with a load, fast handles rough water well. Only 9" longer than Quetico 17 with 4.5" in front and 4.5" in back. 1200 lb. max payload. 2" rocker. SPECIAL ORDER ONLY - NOT STOCKED
 
Spec's
18'
46 lbs.
34"
20.5"
14.5"
18"
Prospecter 16

Fun to paddle, heavily rockered (4") canoe with traditional round bottom. Definitely for truly advanced paddlers because it's capable of doing all sorts of things the average canoe paddler is not remotely interested in doing. Turns on a dime but will track like a laser beam in the hands of an expert. If you aren't an expert with a J-Stroke, et al, this is not the canoe for you. You will find it tippy and "squirrely" (a term often used by paddlers & XC skiers with less defined skills and knowledge of the equipment) 800 lb. max payload.

SPECIAL ORDER ONLY - PROSPECTER NOT STOCKED

 
Spec's
16'
40 lbs.
34"
23"
15"
22"

To see how we crate canoes, Click HERE

Available Options installed at factory and by special order:

Option Added Weight

Purpose of this option:

Do you need it?

Extra Cost
Bow Seat Slider 2 lbs. Allows you to slide little kid or small woman forward to trim out the canoe increasing stability of canoe.  They can then also reach the sides better for paddling, too.

If you have someone under 5 feet tall up front or a 280+ lb. guy in the back with an 80 lb. kid in the front seat, yes, it can be helpful.  More effective in the Wilderness 18 than the Queticos due to different hull shapes and freeboard.  The Wilderness is deeper up front.

$80.00
Foot Brace 1 lbs. Allows rear paddler to rest feet up against it to aid in paddling hard and turning. 

If you are into racing or paddling so hard that you pull yourself ahead off the seat, yes.  Otherwise, no, it's just extra junk that gets in the way.  Kayak foot braces actually work better with no obtrusive cross piece eating up with floor space.

$40.00

Padded
Clamp-on
Yoke Pads
1.5 lbs Makes even a super-light canoe MUCH easier to carry, not to mention tupperware canoes (royalex) and boat-anchor canoes (polyethylene).  If you think duct-taping the foam from a rotten, old, life jacket to the wood yoke is OK, then there's no help for you.  For the rest of the canoeing world, you'd be NUTS not to spend the extra money, I don't care how light the canoe is!  Did I emphasize the word NUTS hard enough? $44.95
Woven Color O lbs. Makes a regular "butterscotch" colored kevlar or Duralite Souris River Canoe look spectacular - but it STILL scratches so don't be shocked. ALL canoes scratch, period. If you want cutting-edge color that can't be scratched off, that is not gel coat, that does not add any extra weight, spend the extra $100.  Nobody in the canoe world has this anywhere! It re-finishes to about 85% with marine varnish. For absolute BEST refinishing, get Le Tigre Kevlar, not Woven Color.
Ash Thwarts 1 lbs. Makes canoe prettier, also adds maintenance factor, weight, and cost to an ultralight canoe. What is the point?. I dunno. How important is it that your canoe have wood thwarts? Not that big a deal and one more thing that can weather. $50.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.
Prices listed in U.S. funds.

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