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Anyone looking for an early ADK guideboat???

Discussion in 'Adirondack Guideboats' started by Roger Young, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    While looking around the antique extravaganza at Renninger's in Mt. Dora, FL, yesterday, I spotted an early Adirondack guideboat by A H Billings of Lake Placid, NY. Probably made c. 1900 +/-. Canvas covered smooth plank hull; copper tacked through over-lapped seams. This piece is in pretty decent condition with only a few cracked, but sistered, ribs and a minor bit of damage along with what appears to be fairly slight dry rot along a couple of seams for a very short distance. The asking price seemed fairly low, and the seller is quite negotiable. He wasn't even sure of what he had until I and another chap happened along and filled him in somewhat. I don't have pics, but owner can be contacted by phone. Send me a PM and I will happily provide his number to you. I'm not involved, nor looking for anything. However, if I wasn't already car-topping a canoe while I'm down here, I would have snapped this up in a heartbeat. Someone will get a great project piece if it hasn't already gone.
    Roger
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014
  2. OP
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    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Just heard that this guideboat has been sold. Hope it went to a good home.
     

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