Re: Adirondack Guideboat Speed, Stability, General Use Usefulness
Like all boats that rely on stems instead of a keel or skeg for directional stability Guideboats, Rangeley boats, St. Lawrence skiffs, and the Gardner LFH must be trimmed stern down to track. They do not forgive bad trim. The original LFH/Gardner boat was set up to row one way with a single rower the other way if you had a passenger and one rower or two rowers. You do that and it works great. People that don't trim it right complain that they don't track well, says he curmudgeonly.
Annie is the small St Lawrence skiff that Andy measured and whose plans are at Mystic and the Antique Boat museum. Bobby was the bigger sailing skiff.
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."