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Rangeley 13.5

Hunting & Fishing

Modeled on the same blueprint as the time-honored Rangeley boats of the early 20th century it is the little one in the family, nonetheless it bears the same width 51 “at mid ship as its big brothers the Rangeley 17 and 15. This 13.5 foot long boat offers remarkable stability for its size. The boat comes in traditional wood trim or with rugged vinyl gunwales where rod holders, GPS and other accessories can be mounted securely. All Rangeley boats come outfitted with skid plates to guarantee an even longer durability. With its 105lbs it can easily be car topped and effortlessly carried on your all terrain vehicle like all the boats in the Rangeley family. This pleasant rowing boat becomes a notable craft once equipped with a small outboard engine. The Rangeley 13.5 is a light and comfortable choice for all your hunting and fishing ventures that demands unmatched agility and freedom in confined areas.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Construction : T-Formex
  • Length : 4.11 m (13.6’)
  • Width : 129.54 cm (51”)
  • Depth : 40.6 cm (16”)
  • Shape : Square Stern
  • Gunwale : Vinyl
  • Colour : Camo, Green, Olive
  • Weight : 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
  • Carrying Capacity : *recommandation of coastal guard for motor boat* : 240 Kg (527 lb)
  • Seats : Webbed seats
  • Max outboard : 5 HP or 3.75 kw

CONSTRUCTION

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T-Formex

T-Formex is a high tech laminated material consisting of an ABS foam core, ABS sheets, and a protective outer plastic skin. Its resistance to abrasion and heavy impacts make it an excellent material for recreational, whitewater, and expedition canoes. Once heated and molded, T-Formex sheets form a hull that has an unmatched structural memory. So even after being folded around a rock, an Esquif T-Formex canoe will return to its original shape with minimal distortion. Stronger than fibreglass and lighter than polyethylene, T-Formex gives Esquif’s designers a material with superior characteristics.

Care

We recommend cleaning your craft with a mild household cleaner to remove dirt and grit. To protect the surface from UV and avoid color fading and to bring up a nice shine you can apply a 303 protectant 2 or 3 times a year. CAUTION: Do not use petroleum based products or strong solvents as this will cause discoloration and damage to the laminate. Hard impacts on T-Formex canoes can cause a indentation in the laminate. They will usually work themselves out after warming in the sun. Larger dents can be worked out by gently warming the area with a hair dryer or hot air gun. The trick is to keep the hot air source moving to warm the area gradually until the dent comes out. CAUTION: applying heat too quickly will burn the surface, be very careful with heat. THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED BY OUR WARRANTY.

Storing

Ideally your canoe should be stored inside, upside down on racks in a cool and dry environment. If you store your canoes outside it should also be upside down on racks and the wooden gunnels should never touch the ground. Do not store it where it will be exposed to ice and snow loads as this can distort your canoe. See the wooden gunnels section for specific care instructions.