Ouzel 15-8 – Whitewater Version
Tough Royalex ABS Construction
The Ouzel 15-8 is a true all-around canoe. It serves the needs of
the solo sportsman and can take a family on lengthy camping trips.
It's also a formidable whitewater boat. And -- it's built
of super-tough Royalex ABS.
OUZEL 15-8, Royalex ABS
Custom Outfitting for Whitewater Paddling:
Skid Plates, installed, wear protection for bow & stern
Thigh Straps & Knee Pads, more control on rivers
End Flotation Bags, set of 2, polyurethane, added buoyancy
Side Flotation Bags, set of 2, polyurethane, added buoyancy
Mohawk C8 Canoe Paddle, synthetic ($24)
Voyageur Canoe Paddle, wood ($65)
Retroglide Deluxe Life Vest ($125)
Skagit, 2-pc., 250 cm, long kayak paddle for easy solo paddling ($130)
with End- and Side Flotation Bags, Ouzel floats like a bubble, even
upside down. Thigh Straps are a must for technical whitewater maneuvering.
And, they allow the skilled paddler to perform eskimo rolls.
Width 36" Load Capacity 1075
Weight Royalex ABS 66 lbs.
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 wilderness companion..."
Martin L. Rand, Washington