The Fleet

I have the following watercraft all of which have gone on adventures I planned or were Scout activities.

1998 Wenonah Spirit II, Tuf-Weave layup, Forest Green
Acquired in 2011 in fair condition.
Ash trim replaced in 2016 due to dry rot & deterioration of original gunwales. Prior to my purchase she was stored outside & occasionally on the ground, the poor thing! Now trimmed in cherry except for the ash yoke, which was retained from the original.

1995 Mad River Explorer Special Edition, Kevlar layup, Red.
Acquired in 2019 with mostly missing rails, rotten decks, and a former mouse nest in one of the floatation tanks. Prior to my ownership she was stored upside down on sawhorses, on the north side of a house.
Now she’s garage kept and dry when not in use.

Returned to the water in 2021.


2006 Wenonah Argosy, Royalex, Red.
Acquired in 2021. My first solo and I’m stoked to get out on my own without a partner on Scout trips!!!



Gone from the fleet but not forgotten….

2002 Bell Northstar, Black Gold layup, Carbon Black
Acquired in 2017 in un-paddleable salvage condition, basically a bare hull with some scraps of wood still connected to the gunwales and major hull damage.
Refurbished Fall of 2017 into Spring 2018. All trim including gunwales, decks, thwarts, and seats had to be replaced.
Sold in 2021


1991 Phoenix Poke Boat Vagabond, fiberglass layup, Red
Acquired in 2014 in fair condition.
Used on several Scout campouts until it sustained severe damage while on the Kickapoo River in 2016.
Currently awaiting repair & repainting as time permits.
Sold in 2023