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New SOF Adirondack guide boat.

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post-5759-0-71316000-1470687646_thumb.jpgI spent 140 hours building my SOF Adirondack guide boat. These take a lot of time owing to the 172 individual component parts that go into building one. It responds to the oars the same way that the one I tried in upstate NY 40 years ago. I always wanted to have one and this was the year to build one. Attached are some pictures of the finished boat and it on the water for the first time. I have it on mirror lake in the Uinta mountains of Utah. I caught my limit of fish and had a great time. 9/13/16 I put the AGB in the state Fair and got a 1st place blue ribbon. DCApost-5759-0-71316000-1470687646_thumb.jpgpost-5759-0-05034100-1470687650_thumb.jpgpost-5759-0-55633100-1470687652_thumb.jpgpost-5759-0-90587200-1470687654_thumb.jpg




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Seems weird to have counted the parts in your boat.

The number of parts ain't got nothing to do with it, by the by. I can still turn out a anthropometrically measured custom fit kayak, complete with steamed ribs let into mortises and mortised deck beams in 60 hours skinned, if you got the scratch to motivate me. At least a hundred individually made and measured parts.

Your boat is neat. Is the frame lashed, or glued and screwed? Did you design it? What's it made of? The frames, stringers, and skin, I mean.



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I got a set of prints from the Adirondack museum, it had a set of offsets to loft in to the ribs. I stapled the skin on to the frame which end up covered so as not to be seen. The ribs are glued and screwed to the bottom board, I screwed and glued the top inside gunwales to the ribs. the rest rest of the stingers I glued and carpet stapled them on the ribs. The electric carpet stapler staples are 3/4" long and have held in place very well. The ribs are 1/2 ply wood the bottom board is 3/4" pine 14' 2" long. I scrounged most of the material from industrial areas around me, There is a lot of wast in piles behind buildings that no one wants. I panted the frame before I covered it  with epoxy paint. The oars are saw'n and shaped, with the blades being fiber glassed. The oar then gets 6 coats of spar varnish.

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