Unfortunately Swift choose to rise prices for next year for the more sophisticated laminates (Kevlar Fusion and Carbon Fusion) for the nice amount of CAD 200 . Our most popular canoe laminate with our highest strength to weight ratio. It is a shorter touring canoe in a performance hull. They now don't offer UL Kevlar without carbon on the outside - may be they did, in the past. The Prospector design has been a figurehead of Canadian canoeing since the beginning, and the Swift Prospector 16 is our contribution to its legacy and rich heritage. I would agree with Martin. I have used my boat on multiple trips each year with some entries/exits not the most gentle and there still hasn't been significant wear and tear to warrant adding skid plates. In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. I have the Escapade in a kevlar/flex core layup. Lightweight weekend or week-long adventuring canoe. 27 lbs.Comfortable adjustable Seat with optional lumbar support, adjustable foot braces.Can be paddled with a kayak or canoe paddle.Exceptionally light weight. To see available colors and options from Swift please click here (this will open a new window). I have a 2011 Swift 17' Prospector in Kevlar fusion. Main menu. Only diference I can pick up is that there is an interior layer of gel coat on the Guide and gel coat on exterior. I have the Swift Winisk in kevlar fusion with their integrated gunwale system. The Kevlar Fusion laminate is available with multiple vibrant exterior color cloth finishes. Board index » General Discussion » Boat Design and Construction, View unanswered posts | View active topics, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest, 1) add unwelcome weight to an expensive ultralight canoe. I opted for no gel coat as well.. I asked Bill Swift Jr. If you read the description of the Guide vs Kevlar fusion they say exactly the same thing but in different words. A strong, lightweight laminate for wilderness trippers who demand tremendous strength and durability. Swift Keewaydin 16 - Kevlar Fusion. I was thinking I would through some skid plates for some added protection as where we paddle has a lot of granite landings. Swift: Cruiser 222: 18'9" Kevlar Fusion: Ruby/Champagne: Carbon Kevlar Trim, Cherry Outers, Kids Centre Seat, Diamond Core: 9834-0816: New: $4445: $3795: Algonquin: Details Pack Boats. Maybe you would also be interested in ... At Rutabaga Paddlesports we have been selling kayaks and canoes online for over a decade. Kevlar fusion has optional gel coat on exterior and no interior gel coat it appears. Post subject: Swift Kevlar Fusion Durability and Skid Plates (KeelEazy)? A very nice tandem/solo fast canoe. Swift Kevlar Fusion boats are built with a urethane resin system for durability and longevity, and a thin exterior gel coat for a beautiful finish that incorporates UV protection. Swift Kevlar Fusion pack boats are built with urethane acrylate resin that does not incorporate an exterior gel coat. I had put plates on a number of previous boats myself, but when I bought my current Kevlar boat, I had them factory-installed.... no comparison... none.... worth every penny they charged. ... as well as S-glass and Kevlar cloth layers sandwiching a durable foam core and rib system. I had a similar conversation with the sales associates in Waubaushene this spring. Wenonah offers UL Kevlar with carbon, skipping on the gel coat (though Wenonah also offers UL Kevlar without carbon - bad idea). The hull is comprised of an exterior layer of Polyester, as well as S-glass and Kevlar cloth layers sandwiching a durable foam core and rib system. It’s MSRP is $2495, but I don’t really know much about pricing when it come to negotiations on a kevlar boat. Gold Fusion 46 lbs Guide Fusion 42 lbs Kevlar Fusion 36 lbs Kevlar Fusion with Carbon Kevlar Trim 30 lbs Carbon Fusion with Carbon Kevlar Trim 27 lbs Makers Write Up The Keewaydin 15 is a fast but still versatile solo canoe. Swift Expedition Kevlar Fusion A strong, lightweight laminate for wilderness trippers who demand tremendous strength and durability. Expedition Kevlar: 28 lbs Kevlar Fusion: 24 lbs Carbon Fusion: 22 lbs We are happy to custom order any Swift boat if we do not have the color or options you would like. With the same lowered seats and narrower paddling stations of the 17, the Keewaydin 16 is great for lightweight weekend or week-long adventures and spirited solo trips. Features-wise, I think I have my heart set on the Swift. This boat has a Champagne colored bottom because scratches on your boat always appear white. I have know a few whitewater open boaters who have tried the Keeleazy product and found it did not hold up well for that use. Prospector 15 Gold Fusion Guide Fusion Kevlar Fusion Carbon Fusion: $1,949.95 $2,549.95 $3,049.95 $3,449.95: Keewaydin 16 Gold Fusion Guide Fusion Kevlar Fusion Posted: September 1st, 2016, 8:44 pm . Backbands can be substituted on Kiwassas and Saranacs for no additional cost. With its mid-range length and weight capacity, it provides paddlers with a multi-functional tripping option. “… you all say is that the issue with the Gold vs. Guide Fusion is a matter of weight and ease of portaging” Gold version has more FG than Kevlar, therefore cheaper and heavier. The laminate is fused together with a high impact, flexible urethane acrylate resin system injected during high-pressure infusion, producing optimal dispersion and laminate consistency. @NorseScotsman - Thanks! Joined: September 1st, 2016, 11:28 am Posts: 15 Hello Everybody! @MarkoMrko how would I address them at the end of the season? The laminate is fused together with a flexible, impact resistant Epoxy Vinylester Resin creating a kayak that has our highest strength to weight ratio ever. Built from the foundation of a hundred years of dependability, the Prospector 16 has plenty of room for gear, surprising responsiveness, and stability that will put any paddler […] David Yost Design.Kevlar/Carbon Fiber. I would actually ask Swift what they recommend, they are good guys over there. Swift Kevlar Fusion canoes are built with an outside layer of a clear marine grade gel coat with Polyester, S-glass and Kevlar cloth layers sandwiching a durable foam core and rib system. Swift Kevlar Fusion kayaks are constructed with layers and pieces of S-glass and Kevlar cloth sandwiching a high performance, marine foam core. 220 West Broadway Avenue Madison, WI 53716. Souris River offers UL Kevlar with carbon only. We are also a top. He said that since there are already so many layers of cloth in the ends, that they really were not necessary. Ugly. In winter of 2018-2019 at 72 years old I developed a hernia which required me in Spring 2019 to replace my 60 pound 16' Evergreen Prospector with 15', 38 pound Swift Prospector Kevlar Fusion. If you do end up scratching too badly in a few years, you can always add it on. Home. Swift Kevlar Fusion pack boats are built with urethane acrylate resin that does not incorporate an exterior gel coat. It's far from the that level of damage just some light scratches and one decent surface at the bow. Interesting I'll be sure to look into it. It is also available in kevlar and also in Tuf-Weave. It doesn't need high frequency to achieve high traveling speed. This infusion process produces the highest inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. Swift Canoe and Kayaks plans to unveil its full Cruiser line early in 2019. This infusion process produces the highest inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. Kevlar Fusion Carbon Fusion $3395 $3795 ~ 36 lbs ~ 34 lbs $3595 $3995 ~ 38 lbs ~ 36 lbs Swift Kayaks 2020 U.S. Retail Pricing ~ Kevlar Fusion and Carbon Fusion kayaks come standard with champagne hulls ~ High Back Seats with lumbar support are standard on all kayaks. Provided minimal to no protection against sharp rocks. Our loaner is the Explorer AR, manufactured by Swift in Kevlar Fusion. This infusion process produces the highest strength to weight ratio and inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. This 17.5' boat weighs only 40 lbs (I actually weighed it).. My local store is having a demo day/Swift event this weekend. Swift Kevlar Fusion pack boats are built with urethane acrylate resin that does not incorporate an exterior gel coat. It was the Expedition Kevlar layup at the time, which I would have though would be comparable to the Guide Fusion layup now. If skid plates were necessary. First a disclaimer: there are likely hundreds of people on this site who are far better at boat maintenance/repair than I am. Copyright © 2007-2020 CCR Inc. All rights reserved. They’re touting special event pricing on in stock boats, so I will definitely give it a test paddle. I have only paddled it a couple times since getting it so really can't attest to its durability, but for the weight, it is very strong. I have used keel-easy. Swift Expedition Kevlar canoes are built with a urethane acrylate resin system that does not incorporate exterior gel coat. A popular option for good reason! This is Swift’s most popular canoe laminate, with the highest strength-to-weight ratio. This keeps your boat looking newer, longer, and offers a little extra protection. This infusion process produces the highest strength to weight ratio and inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. Swift Expedition Kevlar canoes are built with an exterior coating of clear marine gel coat with layers of Kevlar fabric, Basalt cloth derived from volcanic rock, and high modulus polypropylene Innegra fiber. I probably won't use it again. Swift offers UL Kevlar only with carbon, called "Carbon Fusion". It has lots of scratches on it but has been holding up quite well. The Keewaydin 16 is a nimble craft that has everything canoe trippers could want. This infusion process produces the highest strength to weight ratio and inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. The canoe weighs 51 lb in this configuration. Good for general wear, like dragging on sand or gravel. Use without permission is prohibited. Swift Expedition Kevlar pack boats are built with a urethane acrylate resin system that does not incorporate exterior gel coat. About the WCA & CCR; Disclaimer; Privacy Policy; Copyright; Site Map; Join WCA My gf and I bought a Swift Keewaydin 17 in Kevlar Fusion with the Carbon Gunwales etc. Kevlar Fusion canoes are built with an outside layer of a clear marine-grade gel coat with polyester, S-glass and Kevlar cloth layers sandwiching a durable foam core and rib system. Just refinish them or a wax? Keewaydin 16 - Kevlar Fusion . This infusion process produces the highest strength to weight ratio and inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. Swift Kevlar Fusion Durability and Skid Plates (KeelEazy)? Re: Swift Kevlar Fusion Durability and Skid Plates (KeelEazy, http://www.killarneyoutfitters.com/refinish_kevlar_canoes.php, Lady Evelyn River/Maple Mountain/Sugar Lake Loop, Opasatika/Missinaibi/Moose Rivers from Highway 11, It is currently December 23rd, 2020, 6:44 pm. The laminate is fused together with a high impact, flexible Epoxy Vinylester resin system. My only disappointment is I didn't buy the 16 footer, thinking my Tripping days were finished. By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as described in this. Swift Pack 13.6 Carbon Fusion ($2,695 in carbon fusion, $2,395 in Kevlar fusion, swiftcanoe.com) L: 13.8′; W:27.5″; D: 11.5″, 23 lbs. Swift Guide Fusion is a Swift brand name for their composite material used on many Swift models. This means it holds a bit less gear for touring than the longer ones. 14' Swift Keewaydin Solo Canoe, Kevlar/Carbon Fusion, Brand New - $2895 (Northampon, MA) Brand New 14' Swift Keewaydin Solo Canoe. 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