Long and lovely, the Molitor’s long decks, oval cypress gunwales, and outside stems create a strong frame that doesn’t require thwarts. Its wood can be combined with green canvas or clear fiberglass.
Considered a “courting canoe” when it was introduced, the Molitor 17 is wide open down the center, due to its strong and stable construction. This doesn’t mean the Molitor is indestructible; careless handling of its considerable weight can cause damage. Meant for calmer waters rather than rapids, the Molitor is lovely to look at and comfortable ride.
Tori “Waverider” Morris first learned to love canoes when she was just a small child. She built her first handmade canoe at the age of 11 and continues to this day as a professional. Among some of the most interesting places she’s canoed are Brazil and Vietnam. Tori lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.