Used Boats for sale by owner since 1983. BoatsFSBO™
2013 Handcrafted Adirondack Guideboat
Please call boat owner Larry at 518-756-3850.
Offered for sale is one of my handmade, strip built , 16ft.
The boat weights approx. 65lbs. and can safely and efficiently transport 500 lbs.
The Guideboat was a major evolutionary step in remote water travel through the mountains for both exploration and commerce beginning in the late 1820's and reaching its' peak between 1880 and 1900.
It provided safe stable transport for the guide, his needed supplies and the client hunter or fisherman while remaining a craft easily managed by one man for portage from one body of water to the next.
While the dimensions of my boats are very similar to those developed by H.D.Grant, considered the preeminent guideboat builder of the day, the construction technique is very different in a strip build craft.
In strip building the wooden "core" of the hull is laid up over forms then fiber glassed both the interior and exterior.
This fiberglass becomes transparent when epoxied.
This method and eliminates the need for interior ribs and floor planks and results in making the boat a bit easier to move about in and much easier to keep clean. there are two ribs amidships to provide support for the center seat All major components are crafted on site from lumber I personally select for quality and character.
In this boat Western Red Cedar was used for the hull, Ash for the gunwales and interior stems, Cherry for the seat frames and decks and Spruce for the coamings, exterior stems and accent pieces.