Friday, March 1, 2013

Esquif Prospecteur 17 Review

We are very excited to welcome guest blogger, Frank Wolf, a modern day Canadian explorer who gives us a review of the Esquif Prospecteur 17.

"The Prospecteur 17 is my favourite tripping boat ever- even more so now after handling the abuse we heaped on it during my recent 620 km canoe trip through Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. After a fairly brutal portage to get up onto the Labrador Plateau, I spent much of the next week literally dragging the Prospecteur 17 for 200 km across the tundra. The boat handled the workout just fine and then nimbly took us down the grade III Natikamaukau River before spilling us into the big volume waters of the George River, which we followed up to our finish in Ungava Bay. This is the third consecutive major expedition I've completed with the Prospecteur 17 and here's looking forward to many more- thanks Esquif!

If you'd like to read a detailed account of the expedition, check out the current Spring 2013 issue of Canoeroots Magazine in stores now, or online here:
Also, the film on the expedition is coming together now- you can check out a rough clip from the film, images and lots more at - it'll be out in festivals in the fall.

Please check out Frank's website at

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Green River, UT

Green River, UT
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