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Hou-13

Our smallest and what we think is the most fun boat in the range. The hou 13 is based on a Peterborough Canoe Company design classic. The guys who originally penned this design wanted a boat that would carry ‘smallish’ loads, be relatively light and easy to portage, but would track well and paddle easily on open water, lakes, rivers and low grade white water. Don’t forget these boats were a mans life line so at times they were also expected to take on harder white water sections when required, but the main aim of the boat was to ‘look after the solo paddler’ and his kit, in the majority of conditions.

Style, well its basically a ‘baby Prospector’, fine entry on the bow and stern, classic re-curve, moderate tumble home and the classic open canoe look, just like the kids would draw! Complemented by a shallow v hull that gives good initial as well as great secondary stability and assists the solo paddling experience so well.

Dimensions,
Length 13 foot 3 inches
Width 32 inches
Depth 12 inches
Weight 22 Kgs
Carrying capacity 380 Kgs
Standard set up, 1 seat, 1 thwart, choice of wood web or plastic seat. This boat can be set up also with 2 seats but beware due to its size this is only a viable option for small adults and children.


Hou-14

This is the bigger brother to the hou-13, a touch longer and with a higher load carrying capability. Again a derivative from the great Peterborough Canoe Company this boat was designed as the next boat up in a mans ‘quiver’! It will carry a touch more load, track a little quicker and in reality be a touch more of a ‘multi tasking’ boat. As it’s a little longer and a little deeper you will see a bit of a drier ride in the bouncy stuff and a touch more forward speed. Again this shape was designed as an all rounder as is the hou-13 so it will paddle well on the open water and flat river days too.

Style, again it has it in heaps!! This boat is more of a ‘stretched baby Prospector’ if that makes sense!? Fine entry, shallow v hull provides good initial and secondary stability whilst a touch more length makes a noticeable difference, especially when paddling solo. If you want a great all round solo boat that wont give you too much trouble on a windy day, and allow you reasonable load capacity when you need it, be that for the dog, over night gear or a friend then this is the boat for you! Simply put, a fantastic 1/2 person boat.

Dimensions,
Length 14 foot 11 inches
Width 36 inches
Depth 12 inches
Weight 26Kgs
Carrying Capacity 390 Kgs
Standard Set up, 2 seats, I yolk, choice of wood web or plastic seat. This boat can be set up as a solo boat as well.

Hou-15

Simply put, hou 15 will carry everything you need for a weekend away; you can take the wife, and even enjoy the journey! Welcome to the hou-15!! Designed with a ‘modern’ canoe style this boat is maximized for efficient paddling and load carrying. A flatter, very slightly rounded, hull shape provides fantastic initial stability, which in turn provides a confidence that you will struggle to find in many canoes. At 15 feet it’s nigh on the ‘ultimate length’ for an all rounder. This boat will help you down the lumpy bits of water and take care of you on the flat as well. A great modern style all rounder with good tracking and load carrying. Also a firm favorite with ‘centers’ and coaches alike.

Style, well what can we say, it’s a modern style boat that does exactly what it says on the tin. Its just designed to work; in a modern way. It will look great on the water as well as by the campfire, and it will help make a great bivy too!!

Dimensions,
Length 15 foot 1 inch
Width 36 inches
Depth 15 inches
Weight 32 Kgs
Carrying Capacity 440 Kgs
Standard Set up, 2 seats and a yolk, choice of wood web or plastic seats. This boat can be set up with 3 seats if required.

Hou-16

The hou 16 is all you need for a good trip! Be that a day out with the family or a multi day adventure. It will carry a heap of gear, or alternatively a lot of kids and all with ease. Its the big brother of the hou-15, funnily enough a foot longer! The extra length gives a slightly more efficient glide and improved tracking whilst the slight rocker aids turning when required. Once again with good depth it will handle the white lumpy stuff and help you just as much whether you are on the lake or river. A fantastic modern all rounder.

Style, once again it’s the big brother of the 15 so a modern style boat that performs exactly as you would want it to. Great carrying capacity whilst being kind to you on the moving stuff and not to much of a handful in the breeze! The flatter, slight rounded hull is well proven and will makes paddling this boat an enjoyable experience what ever your skill level and what ever your water of choice. Also a big hitter with outdoor education centres.

Dimensions,
Length 16 foot 1 inch
Width 37 inches
Depth 14 inches
Weight 34 Kgs
Carrying Capacity 460 Kgs
Standard set up, 2 seats, yolk and thwart, choice of wood web or plastic seats. This boat can also be set up with 3 seats if required.

Hou-17

The big one! This boat is as amazing as the hou-13 is fun! It’s a sublime balance between load carrying and efficient paddling. Designed with the explorer in mind or the hire operator who needs reliability and durability. This boat eats up the miles with ease. A fantastic long distance expedition boat that paddles well when substantially loaded. Alternatively she paddles amazingly as a fast day boat, hence the hire operators choice!

As for her style, it’s the great modern blend of flattish hull, slight curvature and rocker allowing for maneuverability when required but focusing mainly on making forward paddling easy. Simply it’s a longer, more efficient, slightly sleeker version of the brothers 15 and 16. People who have paddled it in the past always remark on how great it feels for such a large boat. If you want a boat that cuddles you on a long trip, this is the one!!

Length 17 foot 1 inch
Width 35 inches
Depth 13 inches
Weight 36 Kgs
Carrying Capacity 500 Kgs

We offer a free delivery service on UK mainland orders £150 except for canoes, kayaks, sit-on-tops and Stand Up paddleboards. These and all other carriage rates have been subsidised to reflect the above!

We take great care to ensure that everything we send you is carefully packed to arrive in good condition and is insured whilst in transit.

On arrival please inspect package for any signs of damage. If none is apparent you can either sign for the goods or insist that you open and inspect the goods before signing the consignment note.  

If the consignment note is signed and the goods are later found to be damaged we cannot deal with any claim for damage.

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive.
For your peace of mind NorthShore Watersports has a no quibble 28 day returns policy and no re-stocking fee.

Any goods purchased from NorthShore Watersports can be returned unused within 28 days for a full refund or exchange. The goods must be in the original packaging, with all labels and tags intact.

You are responsible for return postage costs to us and the goods must be in an 'as new' condition. We will pay for postage back to yourself of the new item except for canoes, kayaks and paddles.

Hou Canoe

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