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THE CANADIAN GUIDEBOAT

THE CANADIAN GUIDEBOAT

$10,000.00

Item #: 2558M

Made in Quebec, our Canadian Guideboat is a classic guide craft; true old school, durable and easily repairable. The boat has ash ribs and white cedar strip hull, covered with epoxied canvas. The boat has a unique 3 keel design that helps it track superbly (straight ahead rather than slowly veering off). It comes with two laminated Poplar oars, 6.5' spoon blade, unfinished grip.  Many of our vintage boats at Guideboat are canvas over wood. The handsome golden saffron color you see below the waterline is treated with shellac over the canvas. The traditional construction allows for swift and facile on-the-go repair or reinforcement as needed. If the boat is rowed over a large rock and is gouged one can pull it up on shore, flip it over, dry it off, brush on some new shellac (available in easily portable tins for just such an occasion) and within minutes she is ready to ply the waters again. Replete with mahogany trim, complimenting the ash, cedar and cherry construction she is quite a beauty. The boat holds 3 adults and may be fitted with up to a 4 hp gas engine or any size of electric trolling motor. 


Call 1-855-872-0868 to speak with one of our boat specialists.

 

History:

 

Prior to summering in the Hamptons or Tahoe became chic, the late 1800’s witnessed Adirondack Guideboats ferrying the likes of Morgan, Rockefeller and Post to their captain of industry Adirondack camps, deep woods lakeside retreats, each grander than the other. Without road let alone path but graced with endless and pristine lakes, the way in was by Guideboat. These beautifully proportioned craft were for sportsman and their guides as well as hauling materials to build the camps themselves. Guideboat builders proliferated with many small workshops meeting the increasing needs of sportsman and their guides.

 

 

DETAILS :

    • 14 1/2" Long
    • 40" Beam 
    • Weighs 82 lbs.
    • Made in Canada

DIRECTIONS TO GUIDEBOAT’S FLAGSHIP

129 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

1-415-888-2871

COMING FROM THE SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 101 TOWARDS MILL VALLEY

  • Proceed on Highway 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Continue on Highway 101 approx 5 miles and exit onto CA-1N Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit.
  • Continue straight for 1 mile and CA-1 N turns slightly right, becoming Almonte Blvd.
  • Continue straight for 1/2 mile onto Miller Avenue.
  • Follow Miller Avenue for 2 miles.
  • Guideboat is on the left at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard.

COMING FROM THE NORTH ON HIGHWAY 101 TOWARDS MILL VALLEY

  • Proceeding on 101 South past San Rafael, CA continue on 101 S for 5 miles.
  • Take exit for Mill Valley/East Blithedale. Turn Right onto E. Blithedale.
  • Continue straight for approximately 1 1/2 miles to Millwood Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Millwood and head down the hill 3 blocks to Miller Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Miller Avenue and go 100 yards to entrance to Mill Valley Lumber Yard.