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.
- 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 walnut 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 cherry parts and aluminum seat mounts.