Loon

Loon

Solo Kayak / Symmetrical
Touring / Wilderness Tripping / Fishing Kayak / Sailing

Overview

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The Loon is the answer to the question “Does anyone make a lightweight fishing kayak?” At 13’ 6”, 30” wide and only 28lbs. the loon is the perfect size and weight for multiple uses. From an easy paddle down a meandering stream, to an all day fishing experience on your favorite pond, river or lake. The Loon uses the same hull as our solo canoe line, the “Illusion”. With its sharp turning ability and significant stability, the Loon can be taken just about anywhere. Whether through a swamp to your favorite fishing hole or across a rocky portage trail to a secluded lake in the Canadian wilderness, the Loon will get you there.

The cockpit size is fully customizable, either as a regular sea kayak or a larger, more open cockpit for easier cargo packing and more room for the paddler. The deck height can also be customized to fit larger paddlers and more gear or lowered for lighter paddlers and a more streamlined craft. The rudder option greatly enhances the tracking and turning ability of this boat making it a good choice in rougher conditions. With the sail option this kayak can be a lot of fun when the wind kicks up.

Technical Specs:

Length:
13'6"
Weight:
28 lbs.
Max. Width:
30"
Max. Gunwale Width:
28:
Height:
13" / 15.5"/10"
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 plain weave carbon fabric is the standard for the outside layer. Backed up with light Kevlar. Lighter weight then Carbon layup but not as strong and stiff. Good layup for C-1 racing canoes and light touring solos.
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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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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 light Kevlar. The checkerboard appearance increase in durability is the big draw for TeXtreme, but comes with a higher price. With the light Kevlar this layup is a good choice for racing C-1s as well as light touring solos.
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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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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 light Kevlar. Lighter weight then Carbon layup but not as strong and stiff. Good layup for C-1 racing canoes and light touring solos.
Layup
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Carbon Lite
TeXtreme
TeXtreme Lite
Carbon/Inegra
Textreme Inegra
Uni Biaxial Carbon
Uni-Biaxial Lite
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Layup Comparison

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Carbon
Carbon Lite
TeXtreme
TeXtreme Lite
Carbon/Inegra
Textreme Inegra
Uni Biaxial Carbon
Uni-Biaxial Lite
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 with an s glass skin to build a very durable canoe capable of using on class 2 and 3 whitewater.

Reinforcing

Rock Guard
Price:
$75
Weight:
2 lb
Expedition
Price:
$150
Weight:
3 lb
Whitewater
Price:
$225
Weight:
5 lb
Glass Skin
Price:
$150
Weight:
3 lb

Inside Layer

Layup Description
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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

Outfitting

Kayak Deck bungees
Description
3 eyelets on both sides of the deck with a bungee chord to hold gear on deck. Can be put on bow or stern or both.
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Kayak Deck bungees
Price
$50
Canoe Cover
Description
Protects the canoe from damaging UV rays. Highly recommended for traveling or when ever canoe is in the sun and not in the water.
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Canoe Cover
Price
$175

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