Versatile, fast, stable, and comfortable. The Tripper was first introduced in the spring of 1983. In its first year of production, the Tripper became Clipper’s most popular model and has remained the number one canoe of choice for paddlers in the Northwest.
The Tripper’s ample capacity will carry a family with kids or enough gear for an extended tandem wilderness trip. Its quick speed makes it a first choice for many races in the Northwest. Moderate rocker allows for quick maneuverability, yet a minimum of correction strokes are required to keep it on course. Paddle it with bent shaft paddles for maximum speed and efficiency.
The Tripper’s shallow arch hull provides good initial stability. Gently flared sides and relatively lowslung seats result in great secondary stability. Our specially molded seats are the most comfortable available.
The stern paddler is equipped with an adjustable footbrace, while the bow paddler can adjust the sliding bow seat and use the flotation tank as a footbrace. A footbrace will reduce lower back pain and shoulder stress and will eliminate the need to kneel, while at the same time increase your control of the canoe.
The fiberglass Tripper comes standard with Kevlar® reinforcing, anodized aluminum trim, plastic bucket seats, sliding bow seat, adjustable stern footbrace and portage yoke. Recommended optional accessories are a set of four foam thigh pads, a wilderness lash system for gear tie down and optional black aluminum trim. For wilderness tripping, a lace on spray skirt is available.
OPTIONS & FEATURES
|Bucket Seats||Vinyl Gunnel Covers|
|Sliding Bow Seat||Black Trim Package|
|Yoke||Wood Trim Package|
|Footbrace||Foam Thigh Pads|
|Flotation Tanks||Wilderness Lash System|
|Bow & Stern Thwarts||Contoured Yoke (Standard On All Kevlar® Models)|
|Expedition Spray Skirt|
|Length: ||17′ 6″ - 533 cm||Kevlar®||58 lbs - 26.3 kg|
|Beam: ||35″ | 33″ (@ 4″Waterline) - 88.9 - 83.8 cm||Kevlar® - Ultralight: ||54 lbs - 24.5 kg|
|Bow Height: ||21″ - 53.4 cm||Custom Kevlar®: ||44 lbs - 20 kg|
|Stern Height: ||18″ - 45.7 cm||Price:|
|Center Height: ||15″ - 40.6 cm||Kevlar®||€4.395,-|
|Kevlar® - Ultralight: ||€4.595,-|
|Custom Kevlar®: ||€5.295,-|
Kevlar® is a space-aged aramid fiber which, under tension, Kevlar® fibers are 5 to 10 times stronger than an equal weight of steel. Kevlar® cloth is more expensive than fiberglass and is harder to cut and work with, hence the higher cost. Kevlar® canoes are lighter and equal to or stronger than fiberglass. A Kevlar® canoe will generally weigh 20% less than a canoe manufactured out of fiberglass.
Kevlar® canoes are built with a minimum of three layers of material (a minimum of two full layers of Kevlar®). A full layer of Kevlar® is applied to the gelcoat. Areas of high stress have additional reinforcing. Next, a layer of polyester cloth is applied. A final layer of Kevlar® completes the laminate. A special marine structural foam core is then placed to the hull bottom. An additional Kevlar® layer is then applied over the core. The Kevlar®-covered foam core produces a sandwich type construction that is extremely rigid and lightweight compared to other methods used to stiffen canoe hulls.
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.
Custom Kevlar®, our lightest layup, has a minimum of two layers of Kevlar®. The hull is stiffened with a vacuum-bagged foam core and graphite reinforced-foam ribs on the side walls. The Custom Kevlar® layup will have a clear skin coat finish and will look just like the Ultralight layup. Custom Kevlar® models will not be as durable as the Kevlar® or Ultralight constructions, but the weight of the canoe will be considerably less.