Mad River Express 16. Near New Condition Mad River Explorer 16 RX(Royalex) Canoe! https://www.rei.com/product/850149/mad-river-explorer16-lt-royalex-canoe Mad River Explorer 16 Royalex with wood trim - performance and comfort. Well, I have one, and it is a very shallow V hull. After that I just had to drill holes for the bolts on the canoe (again, used the current seat as a guide). ... Evergreen Starburst 16'6 Canoe Product Number: 4017-908 Larger View And the Kevlar Explorer is sharper in the ends than the Royalex version, and that further limits its agility, though it makes it a bit faster on the lakes. They always make it look like they put such care and technical precision into their catalogs, but every catalog I’ve seen makes some hilarious statements about their hulls. Someone was kind enough to email me the catalog. city: oneonta, ny. Mad river explorer. Thanks for the help! The canoe has hardwood trim and cane seats. Has original owner’s manual. Lifetime membership is just $20. I like to tell him it does everything the Explorer does, just faster. After the canoe was stripped down to just the hull material, we drilled and countersunk the bottom of each crack so the cracks wouldn’t get any longer, following the procedure used for cracks in metal. Cold temperatures can pose a bigger threat. T-formex is a super durable, high-tech laminate that is suitable for rugged and more abusive conditions. This is a package including two bent shaft wooden paddles, motor mount and trolley. This one says the Outrage and Outrage X are “fishform”. Mad River's Explorer is world famous for durability, stability and truly verstile performance. Mad River's Explorer is world famous for durability, stability and truly verstile performance. Scott. 2 ash Grey Owl Paddles (1 is repaired) 2 life jackets, Local Pickup in the Cape Coral / Fort Myers area. Royalex construction. As far as I’m concerned the Tripper is by far a superior expedition boat for extended trips. And while I have never been an Explorer fan (though I have expressed admiration repeatedly for what some people can do in it), I have to say that the Explorer has more “personality” than the Legend. Frank. (Editors note: Drilling holes at the end of crack… My dad is a die hard old school explorer lover. Revelation Reviews - Mad River | Buyers' Guide | Paddling.com It's 16 feet long and weighs between 54-56 pounds, where the fiberglass models weigh 70 pounds. Kevlar is not a good "outside" fabric for boats that are being abused in whitewater. Check your inbox for more perks. Royalex® canoes can be susceptible to cold cracks due to hull contraction and expansion. I have a fishform boat, my Millbrook Edsel, and I’ve paddled my swedeform MR Synergy backwards, in “fishform” mode. It is not deep enough, very slow and the shallow v bottom does not like to any abuse. Only problem is a little heavy but mad river tends to overbuild their boats so a reasonable trade-off for such durability. REI and the REI Co-op logo are trademarks of Recreational Equipment, Inc. Stay updated on the latest news, deals & more. I have stopped by … I’ve owned and tripped with both the Old Town Tripper and a Mad River Explorer. Success! I find the the Explorer to be VERY, VERY WET canoe. Interestingly enough, it’s the only MRC I’ve ever seen that had the shouldered tumblehome that you see in Bell Canoes. This comes with a trolling motor to run up river with and then paddle back. The Mad River Explorer 16 Royalex canoe features web seats, a shaped yoke and durable, polyethylene decks; Made in USA. As far as I’m concerned the Tripper is by far a superior expedition boat for extended trips. This canoe as a family cruiser. Royalex is a composite material, comprising an outer layer of vinyl and hard acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic (ABS) and an inner layer of ABS foam. We’ll send you a few emails every week. Advice. to exclusive products, events and offers. Herehttp://www.madrivercanoe.com/content/madrivercanoe.com/assets/page/archived_catalogs/2006%20Mad%20River%20Catalog.pdf We've been sharing our passion for the outdoors since 1938.Read our story, Join the REI Co-op community to get an annual dividend, access exclusives and give back. Explorer 15 Reviews - Mad River | Buyers' Guide | Paddling.com 16 Ft Orion Explorer Mad River Canoe - $800 (Holt) This is an Orion Explorer Mad River flat bottom canoe for sale. But the gal who had it ( and probably still does) had standard seats in it. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, http://www.madrivercanoe.com/content/madrivercanoe.com/assets/page/archived_catalogs/2006%20Mad%20River%20Catalog.pdf. Any help would be appreciated. Near New Condition Mad River Explorer 16 RX(Royalex) Canoe! With a timeless design, it's … I purchased the canoe in 1994 and enjoyed using it quite a bit in the 1990s, though it has been mostly idle since. Which might raise the question, why is MR offering the ex-Dagger Legend 16? Looks like a narrower, shallower Explorer with a little tumblehome added? Now they have no more Royalex blanks to shoot, so we’ll see what MR throws at us instead. My second reservation is that Mad River typically does all-Kevlar layups for the Explorer. Royalex® is much more resistant to heat deformation than canoes made of polyethylene. Like someone said, it’s tucked in a hair more than an Explorer with a hair less rocker, I believe. Mad River Explorer 16' In "Royalex" or Aramid - $899 (Yardley) This Roylex Explorer is the perfect all purpose indestructable canoe for recreation and mild white water. Looks like a narrower, shallower Explorer with a little tumblehome added? 2 ash Grey Owl Paddles (1 is repaired) 2 life jackets, Local Pickup in the Cape Coral / Fort Myers area. Looks like a narrower, shallower Explorer with a little tumblehome added? It's make of Kevlar 49 rather than the typical fiberglass construction of that era, so it's tough, durable, and extremely light. I am selling my Mad River Duck Hunter 16 foot royalex canoe. 1 Old Town folding seat. Explorer 17 vs Revelation The 1990 MRC catalog lists both a 16’ and 17’ Explorer in Royalex. Whether on a family outing, fishing trip or overnight float, the Mad River Explorer 16 LT Royalex® canoe will help make memories for years to come. Other than two P.net reviews, I can find NOTHING on the boat. wildernesswebb. The Outrages are so close to symmetrical, it isn’t even worth discussing. In another catalog, they switched into saying the Guide/Freedom Solo is “shallow arch”. Wooden railed canoes are more prone to … Symmetrical hull allows the 15 to be paddled “backwards,” solo from the bow seat, providing excellent trim and control on flat water or class II-III rivers. This nimble tandem for cruising and light touring shines in confused waters. The versatile canoe for getting started; great for sportsmen and families, the Adventure 16 is an amazing value. A smaller, more nimble edition of the Legend 16, the 15 of- fers the versatility of a river crossover canoe, well-suited to either tandem or solo use. The Mad River Explorer 16 is my least favorite canoe in my fleet of 20 boats or so, followed very closely with Dagger Venturer 17. It is very similar to the Mad River Explorer 16' Royalex canoe (though the Duck Hunter is in green). Learn more and join us, Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply, get approved and make any purchase within 60 days of card approval.Details, Mon–Fri, 5am–10pm PT Sat–Sun, 6am–9pm PT. Fisherman's canoe, downriver whitewater hull, or spacious tripping canoe and shrug off the bumps and grinds that accompany just about any canoeing adventure. Features Featuring an overall weight of 65 lbs., the lean Explorer 16 LT offers all the durability of older versions with the same friendly performance At REI, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. Used (normal wear), This tandem canoe is rock solid and in fantastic shape, especially for being manufactured over 35 years ago. 1996 model in like new condition. LOCAL pickup only--Gloversville, New York 12078 For sale: Mad River Canoe, 16’ Royalex This is a serious downriver canoe that appears to have been a predecessor of the famous Mad River Explorer model. Installation was easy, I just used the existing seat as a guide and cut the new seat to width using a miter saw. Though she was somewhat petite, she was able to solo it well. Our canoes provide the highest level of owner satisfaction in the industry. Royalex is super strong stuff and canoes made of Royalex are no longer manufactured. Description Jim Henrey's original benchmark design, the standard for versitile performance returns with the Explorer 16 in an all new T-formex material. Even the Mad River website has nothing I can find. The high volume, shallow V hull is made of Royalex. Mad River Explorer 16 for sale at Alder Creek. I was just a little too late. Bundle includes: 1 ash electric trolling motor mount. These Photos Show All. Even the Mad River website has nothing I can find. Royalex is dead, long live T-formex. 16.6 LOA Cane Center Seat Garage Stored 1 - Mitchell "Northstar" 57" Paddle 1 - Mad River … Advice. Local pickup (23 miles away) Posted 2 years ago in Boats & marine. A perfect blend of stability and responsiveness. It's also a fine solo expedition and fishing canoe. price: $650.00. I am now in the market to purchase my own canoe to join in the fun. Several years ago the plastics company that supplied Royalex to all the world's canoe builders quit making it. Manufactured in durable carefree Royalex®, gunwales in wood, IQ or IQ2. Earn an Annual Dividend, plus get access I wouldn’t go to the extreme of comparing it with a Bell. This canoe has been used every year since then, almost weekly on the New and James rivers and is still going strong. My father purchased his royalex Mad River Canoe about 24 years ago from Appomattox River Company in Farmville, Va. Full Details *MSRP: $899 USD / $1,149 CAD By signing into your account, you agree to REI's, to open cart summary dialog, press down arrow, Kids' Fleece Jackets, Pants & Accessories. Had the wood gunnels and was stored in an unheated barn. For over 40 years, the name Mad River Canoe has been synonymous with quality and innovation. I have an Express 16 in royalex with factory skip plates. ... Evergreen Starburst 16'6 Canoe Product Number: 4017-908 Larger View I’ve owned and tripped with both the Old Town Tripper and a Mad River Explorer. These Photos Show All. This canoe has been a great ride for us. © 2020 Recreational Equipment, Inc. All rights reserved. I am a believer in Mad River Canoe’s. Book now. 16' Mad River Explorer Canoe - Red Royalex / Excellent Condition: Condition: Used. Ended: Oct 27, 2020. I have an Express 16 in royalex with factory skip plates. Used (normal wear) This canoe is river rated and made of Royalex. Usually their actual dimensional figures are correct, but buyers, take everything qualitative they say with a grain of salt. 16' Mad River Canoe, Red, Express model, Royalex Hull, includes three paddles, two waterproof back packs and strap in seats. It is different in handling than the Explorer, but about as slow and roughly equal in agility. Mad River Express 16. wildernesswebb. Thanks AnywayThe boat sold. Our canoes provide the highest level of owner satisfaction in the industry. Details about 16' Mad River Explorer Canoe - Red Royalex / Excellent Condition See original listing. Not really worth MR producing it AND an Explorer though, probably why it was so short lived. The newletter sign-up system is currently down for maintenance. I have found royalex carcasses on the river that didn't win the argument with the current. canoes. We have a canoe school and i am an accomplished White water paddler. posted: 1 month ago. 1994 Mad River Malacite Canoe 1994 Malacite Canoe Kevlar Hull with Ash trim 50 lbs. Mini Explorer with a little more maneuverability. Specs for the 17’ are: length: 17’-2" gunwale width: 27" (that doesn’t look right, but that’s what it … I’ve paddled the X, and it is a nice boat but not fishform by any stretch of the imagination. Jim Henry's original Explorer design is a benchmark when it comes to versatile canoes. Mine was a leftover model new from the dealer. After years of development and testing, T-formex is basically the new Rolyalex; not exactly the same but a foam core … Any help would be appreciated. The Mad River Explorer 16 Royalex canoe features web seats, a shaped yoke and durable, polyethylene decks; Made in USA. Original Explorer design is a benchmark when it comes to versatile canoes. Even the Mad River website has nothing I can find. Essentially a 17ft Royalex Explorer which does everything well - stable platform but also cruises and does whitewater as big river tripper. We are located in Roanoke, Va. You can unsubscribe from REI Co-op emails at any time. Mad River Explorer 16 (FGX); L: 16’3; W: 34.5″; 64 lbs. This canoe as a family cruiser. Any help would be appreciated. https://www.rei.com/product/816915/mad-river-explorer-16-royalex-canoe I don't know anything about the specific boat in question, but did own a Mad River Explorer in Royalex for about 20 years. Funny I had to come on pnet years ago and ask the same question when I found mine for sale. Mad River Explorer 16' In "Royalex" or Aramid - $899 (Yardley) This Roylex Explorer is the perfect all purpose indestructable canoe for recreation and mild white water. Seat was a perfect fit for my year 2000 Mad River Explorer Royalex 16' canoe. This beautiful canoe has warm inlaid wooden gunnels and “gold leaf” labeling on the hull. We began by cradling the broken boat in slings—short sawhorse-height stands made for the purpose—and removed the breastplates, gunwales, seats, and thwarts. Normal wear on … Fisherman's canoe, downriver whitewater hull, or spacious tripping canoe and shrug off the bumps and grinds that accompany just about any canoeing adventure. They also resurrected the Reflection series, canoes weak on personality but strong on technical merit. 1 Old Town folding seat. I have found royalex carcasses on the river that didn't win the argument with the current. capacity. Mad River Explorer 16. canoes. Without gunwales holding the hull together, the canoe flexed like a snake on muscle relaxants. It also comes with three paddles and two life vests. Canoe / Old Town Camper/ Royalex - $850 (Porter) The “Camper” is a very versatile family / sport/ touring canoe.This classic canoe is a stable platform when paddling with children and dogs. One of the gunwales was split in 1996, but I have glued it ($2,255 wood trim, $1,905 aluminum, madrivercanoe.com) The Explorer … Schedule a free 1-on-1 virtual appointment with one of our experts. It’s inthis product guide: http://www.madrivercanoe.com/content/madrivercanoe.com/assets/page/archived_catalogs/2006%20Mad%20River%20Catalog.pdf In reality, you wouldn’t be able to lean it over as much as an Explorer, but it’s been a great boat. The paddlesports industry relied on Royalex exclusively for years for the best downriver canoes for stiffness and toughness, Bundle includes: 1 ash electric trolling motor mount. Original Explorer design is a benchmark when it comes to versatile canoes. This is a 16ft Mad River Eclipse that is fully functional, but it does have a lot of scratches and there are a few creases in the royalex. It was a 1985 model. Length 16' / 488 cm Width @ waterline 33" / 84.5 cm Average Weight* 72 lbs / 32.5 kg Max Capacity 1100 lbs / 499 kg EXPLORER 16: Versatility defined. Everett, WA. James (3) Share. For over 40 years, the name Mad River Canoe has been synonymous with quality and innovation. with wood trim, 61 lbs with aluminum; 1,100-lb. Never had any trouble with cracking, but maybe I just got lucky and maybe it would have cracked as it got older. Jim Henry's original Explorer design is a benchmark when it comes to versatile canoes. 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