Monthly Archives: December 2014

Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Talking tacks

I am now fully aware of what holds a traditionally built Adirondack guideboat together.  It may not be what first comes to mind.  I am often asked at the Museum if a guideboat is glued together.  When I say “No, … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Attaching the Painter Rings

When I was a kid of six or  seven my parents owned a sleep-on-board sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay.  I remember many happy times spent on that boat.  One of my favorite things to do was to row its dingy.  It … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-More on wales

Once the hull was off the builder’s jig and right-side up it was obvious that the wales needed attention.  They fit tightly to  the sheer plank when viewed from the upside-down position.  But when viewed from topside there were gaps of … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-off the jig!

That long anticipated moment finally arrives.  After months of planking, a milestone is passed.  The hull is now ready to come off the jig and be set right side up. Why is this such a moment of trepidation for the … Continue reading

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