Monthly Archives: April 2016

Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Where did it come from?

Chris Andrie’s comment on the origin of the Adirondack guideboat got me to thinking again about the origins of this iconic wooden boat.  He points out that bateaus were used as troop carriers during the Revolutionary War and during later … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Finishing the ribs

As you might recall, the last thing I did on my new guideboat was to “get out the ribs” from the “roots” or flitches.  I selected each flitch so that its grain  followed the contour of the rib pattern as best I could. … Continue reading

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