Monthly Archives: May 2015

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 in Barnegat Bay in New Jersey where boats were a way of life back then.  He knows every boat on … Continue reading

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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 of a guideboat wouldn’t be all that difficult.  What complicates matters is that the triangle is a “fat” one.  It … Continue reading

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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 attempt to hide the carrying handles, they are in plain site.  Indeed there is no need to hide the handles … Continue reading

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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 much prep work to be done before the first drop of varnish can be applied.  Application of varnish is tricky.  It has … Continue reading

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