Monthly Archives: September 2015

Building an Adirondack Guideboat- Another launching

You may remember that another reproduction of the Queen Anne guideboat was completed and launched this spring.  Dave Bloom followed the plans in my book and did a marvelous job in crafting his version. When Dave said that he was … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Backing out Revisited

As explained earlier, backing out was the old time guideboat builder’s term for hollowing out a plank so that it would fit over the turn of the bilge in the hull.  The turn of the bilge is the region where … Continue reading

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Adirondack Guideboats- The last Howard Seaman Memorial Guideboat Race

Last time I wrote I promised to tell about the last Howard Seaman Memorial Guideboat race held in Long Lake and how I actually came in first despite overwhelming  odds against winning.  This race was held every year in Long Lake during July … Continue reading

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