Welcome! This is a blog about the Adirondack guideboat. It includes whatever strikes that author’s fancy. For example, you might follow his progress building such an iconic craft, or go along on a 90 mile guideboat race, or learn about some particularly interesting person or happening involving these magnificent wooden boats. Enjoy.
Building and Adirondack Guideboat-Varnishing-Ugh!
The inside of the hull is finally ready for varnishing.  This is an onerous task for several reasons.  There is
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Favorite Tools-3
This tool is a true “old friend”.  It has stayed the course for two guideboats and some light weight canoes.
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat- Odds and Ends
There are some clean-up details before I can varnish the inside of the hull and truly head for home with
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Visit to Blue Line Hardwoods
While I am in the North Country I want to drop in on Keith Austin, owner of Blue Line Hardwoods
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat- A visit to the Adirondack Museum’s Collection Center
While I was in the North Country this time I wanted to take some measurements off the sister ship of
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Back from the North country
Every February my wife, Fran and I head to the Adirondacks for a two to three week stay.  Our neighbors
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Tacks Grand Finale
I promise-this is the last you will hear about tacks.  But this is where things get awfully tedious and I
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-My Favorite Tools-2
This tool is really quite simple.  It is also very ingenious.  I often wonder how it came about.  Who invented it?
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Still more on tacks-Willard J. Hanmer
With all this talk about sticking and driving tacks, I couldn’t help but recall the video that runs in the Museum’s
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-More on tacks
As you know already, the original guideboat builders sealed the joinery between planks by driving and clinching a double row of
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