There are few things as satisfying as building your own boat. Not only is there a pride of craftsmanship, but the bond between man and boat goes much deeper. Each piece of wood is there because you put it there. The Adirondack Cedar Guideboat Kit ($3,800–$5,100) includes all of the wood and metal parts needed to build your very own boat. It includes a pine bottom board, cedar planking (cut and beveled), 2 spruce stems, laminated spruce ribs, cherry seats, gunnels, floorboards and decks, brass rowlocks, oarlocks, brass stem bands and soft maple oar blanks. Adirondack Guide Boats are preferred over canoes and kayaks because of their efficiency, safety, flexibility, carrying capacity and ease of use.