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The longest in the Penobscot series, the Old Town Penobscot 174 is a true expedition canoe that paddles efficiently even when loaded with gear. Durable three-layer polyethylene hull stands up to years of tough expeditions. Ash carrying yoke and thwart and rugged nylon web seats. Excels on everything from lakes to rivers. Sleek, straight-sided design makes this a fast and straight-tracking canoe. Straight keel line, sharp V-entry bow and shallow-arch bottom. Efficiently tracks across choppy lakes and slices through moderate whitewater. USA.
Designed for the intermediate to experienced paddler, the fast and efficient hull of this touring canoe performs well on flatwater, and its construction makes it very much at home in fast water.
2NDS . A great choice for river use and long-distance paddling, Old Townand#39;s Penobscot 174 canoe has an aggressive profile with a shallow arch bottom and minimum rocker for outstanding tracking. Available Colors: GREEN, RED.