Adirondack Guideboat  by John Blanchard

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Adirondack Guideboat by John Blanchard

Blanchard, John


Guideboats are bottom-board boats with natural knees used as frames: the dory-building technique taken to the extreme. Builders developed a smooth-skin lap strake construction method now known as the guideboat lap. The small boats-like the 13' Parsons boat at 57 pounds and the 13' 6" Blanchard boat at 53 pounds-were best suited to be carried in to fish small ponds, for which they were called "raiders." The 16' guideboats are considered the best compromise between speed and carrying capacity, work­ing well solo or carrying a guide and sport with their load of camping gear. The 16' GHOST weighs just 64 pounds, while the 15' 7" Cole boat weighs 59 pounds. From 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller.   Boat is owned by the Adirondack Museum (57.122.1), Blue Mountain Lake, New York.  Plans were drawn by Mystic Seaport staff in 1965 and 1975.

Additional Information

Type Fishing
Designer Blanchard, John
Lines taken by Schock, Edson I.
Plans drawn by Pittaway, Robert A.
LOA 13’ 6”
Beam 3’ 2”
Plans include 3 sheets: lines, construction, offsets
Previous order number MISC.17

Catalog number WSP.MISC.17