Built in Minneosta
We are proud to announce our first canoe built in Roseville, Minnesota.
Grey Duck’s Legacy Lamination keeps up with the demands of the modern paddler in performance and integrity while striving to be as eco-conscious as possible.
By placing our cloth in the mold dry and placing our hulls under vacuum pressure before injecting resin into the cloth, we eliminate the opportunity for VOC emissions to escape into the atmosphere. We also increase the working time so each part of the canoe is placed precisely with unparalleled quality control.
Infusion differs from “Wet-Layup” in that a wet lay method applies catalyzed resin to the cloth with paint rollers and brushes necessitating the use of respirators, gloves and other PPE while only providing a 30-45 minute build time before the canoe begins to harden whether things are perfect or not. Most people who know will tell you this is a very unpleasant job, with eyes burning and strong odors. After, most companies “wet bag” by placing a vacuum bag in the hull after lay-up to leech excess resin from the hull (because there is often too much resin applied). Throughout the wet-layup process VOC emissions fill the room and are ventilated into the surrounding atmosphere.
Legacy GOLD provides the stylish outer finish of our signature Grey Duck gelcoats while retaining the classic internal gold of the yellow aramid. The combination of these materials is industry standard and performs exceptionally well in most paddling conditions. In this Lamination we recommend our Crystal Clear, Pure White or Deep Current Red Gelcoat with standard trim to achieve the best balance of color and contrast.
Ideal Application: Extended Wilderness Trips by Attentive paddlers who want to treat themself to a lighter portage and paddling experience.
Weight: Approximate wight of the Vision17 with wood trim in the Legacy GOLD lamination is 48 lbs.
Legacy GREY is our shop favorite. The soft grey finish of the basalt-innegra harmonized with our stunning trim packages and gelcoat palette creates a warmth and esthetic that is second to none. This canoe is built to last a lifetime while coming in at a final weight that is acceptable to most paddlers who spend more time paddling than they do carrying their canoe. If you want to invest in a canoe that you are certain will be enjoyed by future generations, then Legacy GREY was designed for you.
Ideal Application: General purpose paddling with the capacity for rugged wilderness tripping and inattentive children at the cabin.
Weight: Approximate weight of the Vision17 with wood trim in the Legacy GREY lamination is 53 lbs.
Legacy PRO is for the paddler that wants to discover the unknown and see what's just beyond the bend. Being our most versatile lamination, this is a "do-everything" recipe that provides the flexibility of Innegra, toughness of aramid, and efficiency of Carbon. If you want a light-weight option that can put up a fight with wild lakes and rivers then you will find a capable companion in Legacy PRO. Astounding beauty matched with the best features of GOLD and GREY, Legacy PRO brings you to the leading edge of composite canoes in the modern era. Standard options also include Translucent Red, Blue, and Green Gelcoat for a colorful cloth finish only available in Legacy PRO.
Ideal Application: Local lakes and rivers with an annual backcountry trip in mind, for the paddler that's ready for anything, anywhere, anytime.
Weight: Approximate weight of the Vision 17 with wood trim in the Legacy PRO lamination is 50 lbs.
- Removes VOC emissions as opposed to “wet-layup” methods. (Ethical)
- Better resin to fiber ratio than “wet-layup” for optimal desired properties. (Integrity)
- Increased Quality Control (Consistency)
- Maxguard Premium Gelcoats for Increased Scratch Resistance, Exceptional Repairability, UV Protection for Long Lasting Hulls
- Aramid, Carbon fiber, Innegra, and Basalt produce the strongest hulls at dependable weights. (Performance)
- Soric Foam Core keeps the hull light while providing stiffness in the belly of the hull to avoid “oil-canning” (Efficiency)
- Stronger hulls
- Cleaner air
- Better working conditions
This is the point at which Grey Duck has stepped away from the pack and innovated a classic concept. Using ash gunwales and black walnut parts we have literally raised the bar! By integrating our yoke, thwarts and handles with the gunwales, we have not only created a stronger trim system that leaves zero room for end grain rot or bolt torque, we have created more clearance for gear while achieving a finished look that is exceptional in beauty. There is no doubt from paddlers that legacy-link is a step above and worth every penny.
This trim package comes standard with ash parts and carbon fiber seat mounts
Our Standard-Link trim package follows a conventional trimming method that leaves little need for explanation. Ash gunwales paired with cherry parts installed with stainless steel hardware provides a subtle contrast and classic aesthetic. All manufactures use this method for its simplicity, repairability and ease of construction and so do we.
This trim package comes standard with ash parts and aluminum seat mounts.
Learn more about the process of building the Vision17 by attending a factory Tour. Register for a tour of our Roseville, Minnesota headquarters.