Last winter one of my friends showed me an Adirondack Guide Boat he was building in his basement. I just nodded, having seen many half finished ‘basement projects’ in friend’s basements, wooden boat plans being one of them.
Well this spring he finished his boat and it is looks just amazing.
According to Wikipedia, the Adirondack guide boat is just that , it’s a boat that was used in the Adirondacks by professional guides who had paying passengers, usually from New York City, who wanted to go hunting or fishing and they traveled up to the Adirondack region of upstate New York to do so.
The Adirondack Guide Boat looks a bit like a canoe but they’re have oars and what’s really cool is that if you are rowing the boat, and then let the oars rest in the water the boat won’t change direction.
My friend built a classic Adirondack guide boat, these days according to Wikipedia, today they are made of Kevlar and fiberglass, but he was a purist and used all wood.
It was really really cool to watch him build it. I was wondering whether they would get the homemade boat out to of the basement when they were building it and when I first saw the boat half built, I was thinking ‘ what’s he doing here?’ but he did indeed build a beautiful boat.
So I wanted share with you all some pictures of the finished Adirondack Guide Boat. I have become really interested in boat building. My first home made boat is the one sheet plywood boat we made of how to video about. I’m very intrigued by these are small boats aka ‘micro boats’ that you can build out of 1-2 sheets of plywood. stay tuned for more plywood boats build by Eric.