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Thread: Clipper Tripper S

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    Dec 2005
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    Default Clipper Tripper S

    Maker's Spec

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    Std Features: Bucket seats, sliding bow seat, yoke, footbrace, flotation tanks, bow & stern thwarts, solo kneeling thwart
    Options: Gunnel covers, black trim package, wood trim package, foam thigh pads, wilderness lash system, contoured yoke, expedition spray skirt.
    SPECS:
    Length: 16' 6"
    Beam: 32" 31.5" (@ 4"Waterline)
    Bow Height: 19"
    Stern Height: 17"
    Center Height:14"
    WEIGHT:
    Fiberglass 66lbs
    Kevlar 56lbs
    Ultralight 48lbs
    Custom Kevlar 42lbs

    Maker's Write Up
    For the past 20 years, the Tripper 176" has been Clipper's most popular model. We often had brainstorming sessions as to how to improve the Tripper, and in the end we decided to leave our best selling canoe alone. What we did come up with was a smaller version of the Tripper that also performs as an excellent solo canoe - the Tripper 'S'.
    The Tripper 'S' is 166" with a four-inch waterline width of 31.5" (versus 33" in the Tripper). The canoe is asymmetrical with noticeable tumblehome that starts in front of the yoke and increases significantly towards the stern thwart. This results in a maximum beam at the gunnel of 32". The Tripper 'S' is a delight to paddle solo yet it still provides sufficient volume for tandem wilderness trips. It has slightly more rocker for its overall length than the Tripper, which makes it more maneuverable and easier to control when paddled solo.
    If you are one of the many canoeists who find themselves without a partner on occasion , the Tripper 'S' is just what you have been looking for; it comes standard with a kneeling thwart for solo paddling. This thwart can be easily removed when not in use. You can order an optional third seat or a removable foam saddle in place of the kneeling thwart. Check with your Clipper dealer for pricing on these options.

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    Default tripper s

    excellent flat water canoe, for solo or tandem use. Fast, easy tracking tourer, with adjustable seats (to aid trimming) in fibreglass or kevlar. Nice tumbleholme in the centre makes solo work easyer. tougher than you think, and easy to repare if you do manage to damage it. Not many about as imports were sporadic, A definate buy if you only paddle flat or slow moving water - recommended.

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