|Approx. Weight||100-120 lbs.|
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This boat is based on a 1915 design by C.W. Barrett for use by guides who would row sportsmen on the Rangeley Lakes in western Maine. The guides needed a hull that was easily rowed, was capable of dealing with adverse weather, and was stable enough for fly-casting while standing.
The double-ended hull features a very fine waterline at the ends combined with a low deadrise bottom. The result is a boat that rows easily and has reassuring stability. To increase capacity and better fit rowing double, we stretched the original design to 16 feet.
As in the 1915 design, the passenger is treated to a comfortable seat with removable backrest.
This design features two rowing stations. She can be rowed as a single or double, with or without a passenger.
The floorboards are easily removed in two sections without tools to allow for easier cleaning of the interior. At the end of the day, just roll the Rangeley onto her gunwale and hose out the interior. The spaced inwale will allow sand and water to drain quickly and thoroughly.