CEDAR GUIDEBOAT ADIRONDACK-GUIDE-BOAT
This boat is 14 feet long with a 39 inch beam and weighs 55 lbs empty, with seats around 65 lbs.
For a century and a half Adirondack Guideboats have been regarded as the highest example of the boat-builder art. A fishing boat, a hunting boat, a hauling boat; it was a boat a man could carry for a mile or row for a week. The boats became lighter, faster, prettier, easier to row. Guides were pursuing game, but also they were pursuing customers. The stories a guide might tell, the game or fish his Ã¢â¬Ësport might bag, the meal he might cook, they were all part of what brought the sport back year after year. The beauty and grace of the guide boat was also part of the wilderness experience
All trim, seats, and oars are cherry. Decks are western red cedar with a pine and walnut center stripe. Outside of boat is 6 oz fiberglass cloth with MAS Marine epoxy. Interior is MAS epoxy. Boat has 6 coats of Captains Spar Varnish. Remove floor boards of marine plywood. All hardware is brass with reproduction antique oar locks.
"With a blend contemporary materials and techniques with the traditional form of the guideboat. In designing our boats, Steve says he borrowed the ends of his boat from J. Henry Rushton , the middle from Dwight Grant. He then smoothed everything to his own sensibility. The woods are carefully selected and joined one to the next. The exterior of our wooden boat is covered with a protective layer of nearly invisible fiberglass. Strong, elegant, beautifulÃ¢â¬Â¦ if given a modest degree of care, each boat is designed to last many lifetimes."
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