This web page details our opinions of and experiences with:

Glen Scott Fenske
Scott Fenske

of Granite Falls, Washington

This May be the Dumbest, Most Dishonest
Son of a Bitch on God's Green Earth

You Decide



The vessel we purchased from Scott Fenske was advertised to have a "brand new engine". Fenske's story was that he had allowed the original engine to sit through a winter without antifreeze, and that the block had cracked, and that his insurance company had paid for a new engine. Who knows if there's even a shred of truth in this tale. In any case, Fenske claimed the engine was built by S&S Rebuilders in Spokane, Washington:

S&S Engine Remanufacturing Inc.
North 1023 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA., 99201
Fax: 509-326-8245

Fenske bought a rebuilt short block from them, had it shipped to Granite Falls, and bolted on the rest of the engine (heads, manifolds, carb, pan, etc. It's not a difficult job -- unless you're an F'ing moron. When we were looking at the boat we never dreamed that such a simple task would be so utterly beyond this human being. Without further ado, and without even the need to insult Fenske, let us show you just a few examples of Fenske's workmanship:

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #1

In this series of images, we see the oil dipstick installed by Fenske. Most dipsticks are a tube, with a metal stick running through it, and the whole assembly is either threaded or inserted into the block or the pan (in this case the pan). Needless to say this should be a clean arrangement. The bushing should thread snugly into the hole, the little flange serving to seal the engine from dirt getting in, and oil getting out. But Fenske had other ideas. We're not even sure what he did here -- we're saving this for a "Museum of Stupidity" because it is, after all, probably the most blatant example of a mechanic's stupidity in the world today. We have never seen anything like this, nor has anyone we've shown it to. Fenske took the dipstick and tried to simply shove it into the hole. The dipstick apparently did not fit, so rather than going to obtain either the proper dipstick of the proper pan, he just ground out the hole with a file, and jammed the tube down into it, leaving the bushing to rattle an inch or two up on the tube. Of course this leaked like a sieve -- the bilge would have been full of oil in ten seconds flat. So Fenske globbed more silicone around this gaping wound (two different types -- note the clear and the orange). The area was already oily, so all the silicone fell off (some undoubtedly going into the engine), and this is how we found it. We're going to submit this to Guinness. This is not your garden variety stupidity. This is so far beyond stupidity that we're not sure we even have words for it. Mental retardation? At least. We're confident there's not a professional mechanic alive today who has ever seen anything like this, not even in Afghanistan. We're simply speechless. The entire engine -- indeed, the ENTIRE BOAT sports a thousand things just as bizarre as this. Why didn't we spot this when checking out the boat, and walk away? Our wives routinely tell us we're "not nice", and that we should be -- that we should be nicer, gentler, more accepting of our fellow man, more trusting, forgiving, compassionate -- and so we were in a phase to try to be just that. Nice. We didn't tear the boat apart as we should have. We simply accepted this jackass's word. After all, he was a home owner, and we knew where to find him. No one in their right mind would lie about a boat or its condition when they're tied to an area and can easily be dealt with by a variety of means. But perhaps when you run into an individual THIS FREAKING DUMB, he never considers those things.

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #2

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #3

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #4

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #5

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #6

Scott Fenske's Dipstick #7