Adirondack Guide Boat

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Project by charger1966 posted 06-01-2011 09:25 AM 5873 views 18 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello Everyone, Well I did it. I completed my Adirondack Guide Boat. For those of you who don’t know about it, It’s 14’ long,made with the following woods, Maple, Hard Maple, Cherry, Select Pine, Mahogany, & Spruce. It took me 3.5 months to build it and when I had it in the water this past Sunday it was a dream come true. It floated,Handled and looked fantastic. Enjoy the photos and the links to the videos.You can see construction pictures at

And as Always,

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 10:48 AM

Wow, what a beauty! One to proud of no doubt! Love the colors and seats. I was waiting for a Jeannie to pop out of the basket.

Congrats to you on your boat!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 12:37 PM

She’s incredible. Congratulations on an amazing build.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 01:25 PM

great job…..........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 01:45 PM

Beautiful job on that boat!! .........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 02:23 PM


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#7 posted 06-01-2011 02:55 PM

Amazing!!! I love all things Adirondack! So naturally I love the boat…and the basket! Did you make that too? I have no plans to make myself a boat (as hubby doesn’t swim) and I imagine that’s a project that requires lots of time and workshop space! But if you ever run short on passengers… sign me up! LOL

-- Robbinscabin,

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 03:24 PM

Great build on a wonderful boat, but it would have nice to see it in the water and under way, although
I imagine you were too busy enjoying the boat to think about pictures on the first outing. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 06-01-2011 03:53 PM

Simply, COOL! Amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail. Enjoy it for years to come.
What’s the boat’s name?

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 06-01-2011 03:54 PM

Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to build a small boat or canoe.

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#11 posted 06-01-2011 04:08 PM

Hey everyone, Thanks for your comments, Hey Bluepine, I posted links to videos of the maiden voyage for all to see, they are in my comments under the pictures.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#12 posted 06-01-2011 04:11 PM

Awesome work. I really like the look you achieved with this boat. the moving seats are cool too.

-- Russ

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 04:42 PM

Absolutely beautiful

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#14 posted 06-01-2011 04:45 PM

Beautiful :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 04:47 PM

I’ve never seen water so green! It sure shows off that beautiful boat. Well done. Well beyond my skill level.

Okay, for a challenge, maybe your next should be an outrigger with sail?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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