Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcome to my Blog, New Gheenoe 15'4" Highsider

This is my first post, I was an avid kayak angler and recently picked up a 1995 15'4" Gheenoe Highsider with a 4hp Suzuki DT4 2 stroke with internal tank and 44lb Minn Kota trolling motor.  I have fished out of it once and it is defiantly a perfect flats fishing craft. I have quite of bit of work I want to do on this boat to get it in top running condition. The first project I started was I scrapped the old glue off the floor from when the previous owner put marine carpet on the floor. I removed most of it but there is still quite a bit of residue I am going to have to sand off.

The next thing I'm going to do is redo the transom and reglass the two benches. Then I will paint the boat a Seafoam Green or a Sky Blue, and the decks will be painted a white or light gray. I also would like to upgrade the motor to a 9.9hp engine. 

Well here are the pictures of the boat the day I purchased it as well as a video of the boat running in a No Wake Zone. More to come! 


  1. Excellent blog. I'm in the process of restoring a 1978 15' 9" Gheenoe. I hope to finish restoring the interior this weekend. How did you make your bow mount for the trolling motor? Also, when you fish at Piney-z are pulling the engine off and taking the gas tank out of the boat or just leaving them and only using the trolling motor?

    1. I made the bow mount using to pieces of aluminum angle angle iron and a 2X4 found at your local home depot, remember to use bolts as screws will pull out when attaching to the boats rails. I remove my tank and motor when going to piney-z as i have to carry the boat down to the water by hand. thanks for the interest. Let me know if you need any other info!!