Royalex® ABS Material
Steve Robinson, Alaska
"...Over the years, my Royalex® canoe has floated lakes
and class IV white-water, been dragged over portages, abandoned
in rock gardens, and ignored in the off-season. The closest
it's been to a replacement skin is adding skid plates.
I no longer even carry duct tape on bush trips... I'll let my
Royalex boat sit in the yard all year and spend my free time
reflecting on all those good memories."
Martin L. Rand, Washington
"...My solo canoe trip on the Upper Blackwater River
in Canada started at the headwaters where the river was no
more than six inches deep and five feet wide and ended in
a river as big as our Green River. I placed a great deal of
trust in my Ouzel 15-8, and it never let me down. I paddled,
lined, portaged, and dragged through all kinds of conditions.
Several times I was sure I had done severe damage only to
find a scratch or small depression. I am sure a canoe not
made of Royalex® would have been put out of commission...
I was pleased with its maneuverability, and even 17 miles
of headwinds and whitecaps could not slow me with the use
of a makeshift kayak paddle... My Ouzel proved to be a good
Jon Barlow, Montana
"...Over ten years ago, a group of us from Montana bought
several 15'8" Ouzels. We outfitted them for whitewater
and put them through the paces on swollen creeks and rivers
in Idaho and Montana. Ten years later, the same boats are
being used to transport the family on flatwater and to paddle
local creeks in flood...
The Ouzel has proven itself to be a versatile, stable, predictable,
durable and fun boat to paddle...".