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Canoes are available with the following side shapes.

Straight Sides:
  • Provide less secondary stability than other side shapes.
  • Are less popular than other side shapes.
Canoe hull with straight sides
Tumblehome Sides:
  • Narrow in width as the side rises above the waterline.
  • Let you keep the paddle almost perpendicular to the water.
  • Increase the power and efficiency of your stroke.
Canoe hull with tumblehome sides
Flare Sides:
  • Increase in width as the side rises above the waterline.
  • Provide greater stability in rough waves.
Canoe hull with flare sides