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-Starting the decks
The decks on an Adirondack guideboat are a clever way of hiding the carrying handles. With canoes there is noRead more.
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 isRead more.
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.Read more.
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 withRead more.
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 HardwoodsRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 neighborsRead more.
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 IRead more.
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?Read more.
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’sRead more.