Old Town Charles River 163
The Charles River 163 RX is a lightweight canoe constructed from Royalex and features traditional styling.
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Old Town Charles River 163
The Old Town Charles River 163 is a lightweight canoe that features beautiful traditional styling.
It is a great canoe for flat water paddling along lakes, canals and lochs. It tracks well and glides through the water due to its strong keel. It is a great canoe for flat water paddling along lakes, canals and lochs. Its tumblehome sides provide additional stability.
The Charles River features two comfortable wood/webbed seats, moulded carry handles on each end to allow for two people to easily carry the canoe off the water, thwart and yoke for easy solo portaging and vinyl gunwales for increased rigidity.
The Charles River 163 RX is made from Royalex, a multi laminate material which enables Old Town to construct a very lightweight, strong and durable canoe.
There is ample storage space onboard for your equipment when out on the water for a casual paddle, fishing or nature watching.
- Two nylon web seats
- Ash yoke and thwart
- Black vinyl gunwales
- Comfortable carrying handles
- Length: 16' 3"/ 5 m
- Width: 35" / 88.9 cm.
- Width at 4" Waterline: 35.5" / 90.2 cm
- Bow Height: 24" / 61 cm
- Depth: 14" / 35.6 cm
- Weight: 62 lbs / 28.1 kg
- Max Load Range: 1,050-1,100 lbs / 476.3-499 kg
The Old Town Charles River 163 is made from Royalex. Royalex is a multi-laminate material made up of ABS, ABS foam and crosslinked vinyl. It is lightweight, has excellent strength, high impact resistance, high abrasion resistance and has high structural memory. The advantages of using Royalex is that that it can be used to vary the density of the laminate in certain areas of the hull to either save weight or to strengthen areas. Royalex's unique molecular configuration means it can be returned to its normal shape with minimal hull distortion after it has taken an impact.
Royalex canoes are our lightest range of canoes.
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We offer a delivery service for the Old Town Charles River 163 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.
Canoes and kayaks are normally delivered within 3-5 working days, clothing and equipment are sent via a courier using an overnight delivery service. The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket
Collection - Click & Collect
Buy a Old Town Charles River 163 online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.
Our other stores are:
- Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
- Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
- Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
- Manchester Canoes - Warrington
- Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
- Southampton Canoes - Southampton
- Bantry Bay Canoes - Bandon, Ireland*
We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.
* A £30 surcharge applies for collection from Bantry Bay Canoes.
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