Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Building a Glued Lapstrake Rangeley Lake Boat

The completed Rangeley Lake Boat!
The completed Rangeley Lake Boat!

Introduction

This boat was commissioned by a customer who was looking for a double-ended lapstrake rowboat that can be rowed solo or double, and is stable enough for fishing, but still rows well.

The Rangeley Lake Boat originated about 1870 for use by professional fishing guides on Maine's Rangeley Lake chain.

The hull's fine ends, narrow beam and relatively flat bottom result in a boat that is easily rowed and has ample stability for fishing.


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