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 an Adirondack Guideboat-How long does it take?
This will be my 14th year as a docent in the Adirondack Museum’s boat shop.  During that time, I have
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat- A Floor board
Funny thing!  I have never seen another guideboat with a floor board.  There are guideboats with so called false gratings
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Bow and Stern Seats
The bow seat’s reason for being is provide the guide (or rower) a place to sit while rowing from the
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-The “furniture” part 1
My friend Andy at the Adirondack Museum knows just about everything there is to know about boats.  He grew up
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Finishing the decks
One would think that fitting a rather thin sheet of wood into the triangular shape at the bow and stern
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Starting the decks
The decks on an Adirondack guideboat are a clever way of hiding the carrying handles.  With canoes there is no
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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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