January 30, 2011 -- Sold
2008 Wenonah Solo Plus canoe for sale, Kevlar® Ultra-light layup with black anodized aluminum gunwales, burgundy gel coat, and Super Seat. 45 lbs.
Price: $1650.00 Canadian
Current price on the Wenonah Website (USA prices):
|Kevlar® Ultra-light layup|| |
|Burgundy Gel Coat|| |
|All-black aluminum trim|| |
|Super Seat|| |
Here she is:
She is sitting on Anutz Lake and earlier in the morning I snapped this shot from her gunwales:
She is currently set up for solo paddling from the centre seat:
This was the view I had from that seat on that particular paddle:
You can see I have taken out the front seat.
But the boat can be paddled tandem as in this shot:
That's one of the beauties of the Solo Plus. But I have to tell you, she shines best as a solo, and that is how I have mostly gone out in her.
Her is a shot that shows the excellent centre seat and how easily you can reach the water with her ample tumblehome:
So if you like a single blade style of paddling, she is well suited. But if you like to use a double blade, that is fine too:
One of the things I like most about her is the feeling of secondary stability and sea-worthiness. Here I am paddling her on Cedar Lake in a bit of a wind. Note the low profile which means she does not catch too much wind:
This boat has great lines, consequently I have taken just a few shots of her over the 2+ years I have had her. Here are a few of my favorites:
|On McNair Lake|
|On Lower Campbell Lake|
|On Dickson Lake at Sunset (Thanks James, for washing her out while I took pictures. What a friend!)|
|River Near Claude Elliot Lake|
And in the interest of full disclosure, there are a few scratches on her. Here is a video to give you some idea:
Here are a few more shots of what her hull looks like the day I made this post:
You can see a tiny hole in the gel coat there which I just discovered when I took these photos. Pretty minor, and a good polishing would bring her back to showroom shine in in no time. Most of the scratches are on the bottom, but there are a few above water line, and of course on the gunwales:
But all in all she is still in very fine shape.
One aspect of the Solo Plus I really like is the adjustable seat. Here is a video close up of that feature:
The inside of the boat has been treated annually (sometimes more often) with 303 and is in good shape:
She has been stored on these horses the whole time I have owned her and in August I refinished the thwarts by sanding them down to wood and applying 4 coats of spar varnish.
If you are interested in coming by to have a look, please e-mail me at: inboxonmars at yahoo.ca
I don't have the capacity to arrange shipping. You will need to pick the boat up in person.
Payment must be certified cheque or bank draft.
I am not flexible on the price, as I believe it is reasonable, and I follow the old Quaker idea that a price should be the price, no games or dickering.