A MATERIAL’S STIFFNESS IS DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO HOW THICK IT IS.
In a three layer canoe the foam core is there to hold the inner and outer skins apart without the added weight of all that plastic being solid, giving you massively boosted stiffness, without a huge increase in weight.
HERE IS A SNAG HOWEVER...
High wear and high impact points require different properties. In these areas abrasion resistance, impact resistance, and durability are more important than stiffness and to a degree – weight.
THIS IS WHERE OUR TAPERED FOAM TECHNOLOGY COMES IN.
By carefully tuning our oven cycles we have achieved a laminate with a foam layer that tapers to virtually zero thickness at either end of your canoe, whilst being thicker than a standard foam core through the belly of the boat.
To balance this we have then made the carefully matched inner and outer skins thicker at either end of the canoe.
With the right material in the right places we obviously wring every last drop of excessive weight from the canoe, but with the added benefit of making the canoe more durable too.
THE RESULT – MAXIMUM STIFFNESS, MAXIMUM DURABILITY, MINIMUM WEIGHT.