The Rangeley 16½

The Rangeley 16-1/2

The Rangeley 16-1/2 Diagrams
Length 16.50'
Beam (BOA) 46.00"
Beam (BWL) 41.25"
Weight 105 lbs.
Displacement (Capacity) 725 lbs
Draft (at Capacity) 6.50"
Center Depth 13.99"
Depth at Bow 22.45"

"The Rangeley Boat is a distinctive American sporting boat that has been in use on the Rangeley Lakes of Maine for something like 100 years, and was well known to past generations of fishermen for its numerous excellent characteristics. It was not limited to the Rangeleys, for by 1900 it was in common use by fishermen on the Belgrade Lakes, on Sebago Lake, and on other lakes in western and southern Maine." from Building Classic Small Craft, Vol. 1 by John Gardner.

This Rangeley was designed by the Newfound Woodworks. It is based on offsets from the John Gardner book, Building Classic Small Craft. The original Rangeley boats were cedar lapstrake construction with ribs on the inside. Our version is cedar strip-built with epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth providing strength and protection.

We created this version of the Rangeley by lengthening the Rangeley 15. This provides a longer hull length than the 15' version but maintains the narrower 46" beam. Normal forms spacing is 12". To get the 16-1/2' version we provide the 15' forms and the builder spaces them at 13". This extra spacing between forms isn't enough to provide any construction problems but is a simple solution to a longer, yet narrower version of a great design. To accommodate this, we provide a plan sheet for the 16-1/2 that shows the correct spacing using the 15' forms.

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All of our kits are created as we get orders. Please email us ( with your name, address, telephone number, and shipping address (if different) and we will email a quote that includes packaging and shipping costs. A "kit" can include everything or just certain items. If you just want strips, email us with the pertinent name and address, the design you are building and we will email a quote. We mill all of our strips here at our facility in New Hampshire to the highest standards after air drying the cedar. If you pick up at our shop, of course there is no shipping charge. We will shrink wrap your materials so that they are impervious to the weather. A kit can be picked up with a vehicle that you would normally use to transport your canoe or kayak.

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