Tuesday 26 April 2016

What the hell is a Peenoe?

Short answer is its a licensed copy of a Gheenoe, built in Arkansas by Spider Inc rather than by Gheenoe in Titusville, Florida. 
Moreover, its as specialized form of fishing boat for shallow water and flats fishing, 
Spider Inc seems to have ceased production or to have a web presence, but search Gheenoe and there is a rabid following, with the website claiming over 50k built after the concept was created by Mr Harley Gheen.

This is what we found in cottage country, far removed from its place of origin but no less suited to fishing in and around Ontario. So we bought it of course. 

Rated for a 10hp, we'll look for a 5 or a 6hp.  After all we went to fish, not ski and tube

Centre cooler box, often turned into a live well. Looks like a kid seat to us, perfect for pulling fish up from 

big, flat and wide. 

They were not kidding about the stability

Different bow profile that some of the Gheenoes, should split waves and ride them better and drier

Larger Gheenoe box with live well aft

sure, why not race them..

Standing and driving...

A bimini would be great for beating the sun

at 120 lbs only needs a light trailer

Chairs seem like a must.

Update to follow once its in the shop and being outfitted and powered before the season opens.....

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