Scott Enloe of Scott’s Boat Works recently had an exhibit at a master craftsmen show. I visited with him about his beautiful canoes.
He uses a variety of wood – cedar (stunning cedar strips), cherry, walnut and mahogany. There are several sizes and you’ll see beautiful wood inlays on them.
Another unique feature you may not expect…cupholders for that morning cup of java as you paddle along serene waters, or to hold an evening beverage as you watch the sun begin to set.
Paddles are also custom built. They have laminated hardwood tips for added strength. The grips are pear shaped (maybe I wouldn’t get sore spots from paddling if I had these!). Scott also puts a shape on the shaft which would help my lower hand when I paddle.
You can purchase kits for the boats and build your own, perhaps a good wintertime project. Although, I may be better off saving to purchase one of these beautifully handcrafted boats made in Great Falls, MT.