Deep Creek

Deep Creek

Tandom / Symmetrical
Leisure, Touring, Sport, Freestlye, Whitewater, and Wilderness Tripping

Overview

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At 16’ 6”, the Deep Creek is an ideal canoe for family outings or for the sportsmen who loves to hunt and fish. It's also a favorite for Wilderness Tripping with it's light weight and gear hauling capacity. The Deep Creek's traditional hull design is very stable and maneuverable while still being fairly efficient to paddle and track, making this a great multi-purpose canoe. Our light weight composite lay-ups make it easy to load and unload from the vehicle or to portage for one person with a loaded pack. It also means less weight to push in the water while paddling. The Deep Creek can double as a solo canoe and is a great freestyle canoe as well. If you are looking for an all-around canoe but enjoy light weight and efficiency, try the Deep Creek.

Technical Specs:

Length:
16'6"
Weight:
30-35 lb
Max. Width:
36.5"
Max. Gunwale Width:
34"
Height:
18" / 14" / 17"
34"
How to Order

How to order your custom built Savage River canoe.

  1.  Choose the model you want
  2. Choose a layup, that works best for for you, from “Layup Options”. You can click on “Layup Description” to compare layups as well as looking at the “Layup Comparison "chart. Our standard layup is the first one listed.
  3. Check the “Extra Reinforcing Options”, if you want to increase the stiffness and strength of the boat. These will be needed for rocky rivers and whitewater.
  4. Choose an inside layer. Details can be found under “Layup Description”.
  5. Pick your desired seat style.
  6. Pick any seat options as well as other options from the lists that you would like to add.
  7. If you have questions or are ready to order feel free to call us at 301-334-2335 or e-mail at sales@savageriver.com
  8. Payment:
    We require a $2000 deposit on orders over $4500 and $1500 for orders under $4500.
    You can send a check to:
    Savage River
    581Clifton Drive
    Oakland MD 21550

    We also take credit cards but charge a 3%processing fee.
    Balance is due before shipping or at time of pick up.
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Layup Options

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A plain weave carbon fabric is the standard for the outside layer. Backed up with Kevlar. It is tough and stiff. Good basic layup for C-2s and durable C-1s
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A lighter weight version of the regular carbon. Not as stiff or strong but lighter weight. Backed up with Kevlar. Good option to lighten up a C-2 with out sacrificing a lot of durability. A good intermediate layup for C-1s to balance weight and durability.
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Flat woven carbon that has a beautiful checkerboard appearance. The same weight as regular carbon with greater stiffness and durability. Slides over rocks and stumps easier with less damage. Backed up with Kevlar. The checkerboard appearance increase in durability is the big draw for TeXtreme, but comes with a higher price.
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Same appearance as regular TeXtreme with less weight. Similar durability but less stiffness as light carbon with a little less weight. Lightest outer skin we use. Backed up with Kevlar. Good for a light weight C-2 where light weight is more desired then durability and stiffness. Good option for lighter C-1s for balance between durability and weight.
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A little heavier and not as stiff as carbon but a lot tougher. White and black weave which gives a gray appearance. Backed up with Kevlar. Good for C-2s where durability is more desired then light weight. May fuzz up a little when scratched and harder to patch. A glass skin reinforcing is recomended.
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Same appearance as TeXtreme with a silvery/gray color. Same stiffness but slightly heavier then light TeXtreme but stronger because of the Inegra blend. Backed up with Kevlar. Good option for lighter C-2s and Mid weight C-1s. The beautiful silver checkerboard appearance is stunning but is our priciest outer skin. May fuzz up a little when scratched and harder to patch. A glass skin reinforcing is recomended.
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A non woven carbon fabric where fibers are oriented 45 deg from center line of canoe. This gives greater torsional stiffness and strength while saving weight. Backed up with Kevlar. Good layup for c-2s where you want to save some weight without sacrificing stiffness especially in racing canoes. Good tough stiff durable layup for c-1s.
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Woven Kevlar fabric with a fiberglass skin. Similar strength and less stiffness than carbon skin with greater weight and less cost. Yellow appearance on outside. Great entry level layup or whitewater layup with added layers of Kevlar.
Layup
Weight
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Carbon
Light Carbon
TeXtreme
Light TeXtreme
Carbon/Inegra
Textreme Inegra
Uni Biaxial Carbon
Kevlar
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Layup Comparison

Strength & Stiffness

Carbon
Light Carbon
TeXtreme
Light TeXtreme
Carbon/Inegra
Textreme Inegra
Uni Biaxial Carbon
Kevlar
Extra Reinforcing Info
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Glass Skin
A clear layer of s-gass on the outside to make a tougher skin and protect the laminate. Adds strength but also adds weight
Rock Guard
An extra layer of Kevlar under the foam core on the bottom. This will greatly increase the durability of the bottom when scraping over rocks, gravel bars and logs.
Expedition
One full extra layer of Kevlar. Adds a lot of stiffness and durability to the canoe. Great for extended wilderness expeditions as well as mild whitewater. This layup has been tested in rental canoes in the Boundary Waters with great success.
Whitewater
Extra layers of Kevlar are added to build a very durable canoe capable of using on class 2 and 3 whitewater.

Reinforcing

Rock Guard
Price:
$100
Weight:
3 lb
Expedition
Price:
$200
Weight:
5 lb
Whitewater
Price:
$300
Weight:
8 lb
Glass Skin
Price:
$200
Weight:
4 lb

Inside Layer

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Basic inside layer for racing C-2s. Uni-Biaxial is lighter and stiffer then Kevlar or regular carbon. Used over the foam on the floor and over ribs. Color: Black with yellow between ribs
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Same weight and stiffness as Uni-biaxial Carbon w/ checkerboard appearance. Color: Black checkerboard with yellow between ribs

Seat Style Options

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Other Options

Cherry Outwale
Description
Beautiful thin lamination of cherry on the outside of the carbon rail to at strength as well as a place for the paddle to rub on.
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Cherry Outwale
Price
$350
Small Carbon Deck
Description
Small flat carbon deck for mounting flash light or other accessories to. Bow up to 16" / Stern up to 11"
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Small Carbon Deck
Price
$30
Large Carbon Deck
Description
Larger flat carbon deck for mounting flash light or other accessories to. Bow up to 32" / Stern up to 28"
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Large Carbon Deck
Price
$60

Outfitting

Testimonials

"The Deep Creek is a great overall canoe. I use it for tripping, fishing, solo and family outings. Everyone enjoys the stability, including my young daughter who loves to hang her hand in the water. It paddles nicely loaded or unloaded. Can't beat the weight of the canoe, but what really impressed me is how durable it is. We have hit our fair share of submerged rocks and it handles all of it. I now don't worry about babying the canoe. It has nice speed and glide for length of canoe while still being very comfortable in the wind and waves."
- Bryce Tyler, Wisconsin
I have the two person Deep Creek. Great all around canoe. Light and sturdy, no more worrying about babying. Something no-one thinks about is that the packs are so much easier to unload from canoe because they don't catch on gunnels. There are so many different things that I like about this canoe. Family friendly, fishing friendly, tripping friendly and fun friendly. The only down fall to this canoe is that it's to new to find used, so you must save and save to get it.
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"My wife and I were very pleased with the paddling ease and the initial and secondary stability of the canoe when unloaded. We are very happy with the canoe. One thing that I really like is the way you attach the rivets without them showing on the outside of the boat. I also appreciate the way you finish the gunwale so that there is not an additional aluminum extrusion and the flat vertical wall on the inside of the gunwale is a lot easier on my legs compared to a rounded extrusion. I will recommend your boat to anyone who asks."
- John Ahuas MN
"I have owned a Deep Creek Tandem for five years and taken it on 23 terrific Boundary Waters canoe trips. It carries the load of a 17-foot boat, maneuvers like a 16-foot boat, and is ten pounds lighter than my solo boat! Every time I toss this beauty up on my shoulders, I smile. It is my favorite canoe."
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- Rob Kesselring, MN
"Am sending you a couple of photos from a canoe trip I did with Sue Knutson of Apple Valley, MN. We travelled in the BWCA last September doing a large route of about 60 miles with 50 portages in 4 days. She is really into travelling light and was excited when she talked to Rob Kesselring about his Deep Creek. So she had ordered one and our trip was the second trip in it for her. I have to tell you one story: we had bumped into two women who were studying wolves in the BWCA. They would flag the routes with tape to indicate and inform those who travelled with dogs that there were leg traps along the portage trail. Shortly after meeting them, we had to find a portage and when we saw the tape we assumed it was the portage and started down the trail. Well, it was a very over-grown trail, there was a exceptionally steep part but we carried on to its end. It sure didn't look right when we looked out across the body of water. I pulled out a GPS which I had borrowed from Rob Kesselring and sure enough, we were in a Primitive Area. We re-traced our steps, got back on track and assessed how we had been led astray by our own doing. The important point is that the Deep Creek on my shoulders was not an issue. I was able to maneuver it through this very rough portage, on my own, attesting to its lightness."
- Sue Plankis, MN
I just wanted to let you know the Deep Creek outperformed the 3 Minnesotans, and during our portage that was over a mile, I was very happy. And it was always fun @ the end of a portage when people asked me if I needed help in taking it off I always said I was fine and waded into the water and casually put it down. Kathryn
We picked the new canoe up from the truck at 9:30 and have it at home. Wow - you guys really do a beautiful job on the layup and fabrication. So excited, and eager to get it in the water - hopefully tomorrow. We thought our canoe days might be over - my wife could no longer manage helping to get our old ------------ on top of the car. The Black Creek was the lightest recreational canoe I could find. It looks like we will have a lot more river and lake days to come.
Mike