Tim in Adirondack

Adirondack style wooden boat fitted with Hobie drive – 4.6 metres (15’) long; 1 metre wide; hull weight 25kgs.    Includes removable reclining seat, Hobie Drive, and rudder with fittings.

JJ in Adirondack

This is a beautifully made marine ply double-ender, very stable, and a smart mover.   Easily roof-topped, and if necessary, can be carried by one person (remembering that it is a metre wide).

It’s been used at a couple of Wooden Boat Association club meets, and has met with approval from all who have given it a go, or simply admired its lines.

Hobie Drive in an Adirondack Guide Boat 2   Hobie Drive in an Adirondack Guide Boat 1

Boat building for the hobbyist can be a bit as embroidery or quilt making is for others – it’s fun and satisfying – BUT ….. what do you do with the things when you are finished!

I now have 6 boats at home and I need room for the next one, so this one has to go – but I would like to cover my costs and the price reflects this.

If you already have a Hobie drive and don’t need this one, of course there will be a considerable price reduction for the hull only.

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Contact David O’Dempsey at ddempsey2@bigpond.com, or on 0439 388 885.




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