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Lets see your paddle machines

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quote: “Just curious..what did it run you to build and what would you charge to build one for someone? Im sure it was ALOT of hours put into it”


let me first start off with saying its not a canoe, it’s a guide boat. Do a Google search on Adirondack Guide Boat and read all about them, you will want one too.

I really don’t remember the total cost, probably around $1000 - $1500, there are a lot of variables, mostly depends on how you get the strips, I cut, planed and routed my own. The nice thing is you can space out the cost and buy the materials as you need them.

I would love to build one to sell but I only have a one stall garage and it has 16’ aluminum boat with my wooden boat stacked on top of it so I just do not have the room.

I would encourage anyone to build one, I started in January and finished in September. It is not hard, lot of steps along the way that show big progress so it keeps you motivated. I am in no way a perfectionist and it turned out really nice.

The performance of the boat is awesome, Very stable, very fast. I can row it with my wife just chilling in the back on her easy chair faster than any 2 man paddle team in a canoe.

Here is a link to the plans I used. http://www.sandypointboatworks.com/adirondack.html

Not endorsing them, its just who I went with.

But I cannot stress enough how easy it was, the sanding gets old, but other than that it was very enjoyable, and to take out a boat you built is a lot of fun.

Here are a couple pictures of the process.

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