The Escape is great for fishing, photography or bird watching. The comfortable seats allow paddlers to sit instead of kneel. It has a near vertical bow and stern to aid in tracking. The Escape’s short length allows it to maneuver easily in tight spots. Its light weight and short length make the Escape easy to load and transport on the smallest of vehicles and is easy to load and transport on the top of 5th wheel trailers.
This canoe can be easily paddled solo. Solo paddlers will often order the Escape with a bench seat in the bow, allowing them to paddle from the bow facing the stern, while being seated in a position closer to the center of the canoe. This results in a better trimmed canoe.
The Escape, designed with a shallow arch hull, is stiffened with cross ribs in the fiberglass layup and a vacuum-bagged foam core in the Kevlar® layup. Both provide stiff hulls that help maximize performance and maneuverability. Take an “Escape” from the everyday bustle of life and you’ll never regret it.
OPTIONS & FEATURES
|Bucket Seats||Stowaway Tackle Box with mesh storage net mounted under center seat||Vinyl Gunnel Covers|
|Footbrace||Scotty Baitcaster Rod Holder||Black Trim Package|
|Flotation Tanks||2 Scotty Flush Mounts installed on over-sized End Caps||Wood Trim Package|
|Center Thwart||Center Seat for Rowing||Foam Thigh Pads|
|Oarlock mounts||Wilderness Lash System|
|Wood Web Seats||Yoke (Contoured or Flat)|
|Length: ||14′ 6″/ 442 cm||Fiberglass:|| 55 lbs / 26.3 kg|
|Beam:||35″ | 34″ (@ 4″Waterline)/ 89 - 87 cm||Kevlar®Ultralight:||44 lbs / 20.3 kg|
|Bow Height: ||19″/ 48.2 cm||Price:|
|Stern Height:||18″/ 45.7 cm||Fiberglass:||€2.555,-|
|Center Height: ||14"/ 35.5 cm||Kevlar®Ultralight:||€4.095,-|
Fiberglass canoes are laminated by hand using a high-grade isothalic resin. Each Clipper canoe is reinforced in the bow and stern with a minimum of two layers of Kevlar®, providing extra strength and abrasion resistance needed in these areas of high stress. Flotation tanks are glassed-in at both ends of the canoe in all layups, and are filled with bagged foam for added flotation.
Three hull stiffening methods are used. The Escape, Scout, Cascade, Tripper, Tripper S, Packer and Solitude are stiffened with foam cross ribs. Foam ribs are resined to the hull and covered with biaxle glass roving, resulting in a light, durable canoe.
In the Yukon, Ranger and Prospector series, multiple layers of directional glass are used for hull stiffening, resulting in a slightly heavier weight than crossrib stiffening, but is less expensive and is a stronger layup. The Whitewater II, 17′ and 18′ Jensen, Sea Clipper, and the MacKenzie series come standard with a vacuum-bagged foam core.
Ultralight Kevlar® canoes are built without any exterior gelcoat, thus the hull has the ‘honey’ color of Kevlar®. The absence of gelcoat results in a weight savings of approximately 10%. The first layer is woven S-glass which is very abrasion resistant and is stronger under compression than Kevlar®. Two layers of Kevlar® are then applied with extra reinforcement in areas of high stress. canoes are built without any exterior gelcoat, thus the hull has the ‘honey’ color of Kevlar®. The absence of gelcoat results in a weight savings of approximately 10%. The first layer is woven S-glass which is very abrasion resistant and is stronger under compression than Kevlar®. Two layers of Kevlar® are then applied with extra reinforcement in areas of high stress.