Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Guideboat Update

It has been quite some time since I have posted any progress on my Adirondack Guideboat. Here is the latest. The gunwales, inwales and scuppers are installed. I am now working on the deck supports and decks. This part is taking longer than I planned. I want to have decks with a slight crown and also a curve in the front. I am still trying to work out how I will do the curve in the front. I hope to launch in August. I am committing to that month here so I will have a target to shoot for. Otherwise it is easy to do other things. I have lost some motivation in this build as you can probably tell.

1 comment:

Rich said...

Dave - bummer on your motivation, but your boat is looking good. I came across your first post googling stitch and glue guideboat - and after ordering the plans from John Gardiner, he mentioned someone going for a more traditional look (upswept and rounded bow), sent a pic and it was your boat!

I haven't started yet - I'm finishing a pirogue for my father first. I've read Devlin's Boat Building - here's a quote "Building your own boat will be an emotional roller-coaster ride; your energy level and enthusiasm will soar to astounding heights, and just as quickly, plummet to frightening depths. Keeping this phenomenon in perspective is critical from the start, because you'll have days when you gravely doubt the worth of the whole project...But don't go away for too long; you may lose interest in the project altogether."