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  1. Do you stock used boats?
  2. Which boat is right for me? What should I buy?
  3. Why should I take a rowing lesson?
  4. Where are you located?  What are your hours?
  5. What are your prices?  Packages? 

Do you stock used boats?

Since our company started in 1971 the rowing industry has had some very interesting evolutionary changes. Although our company has grown steadily the industry as a whole has sadly gotten smaller and smaller. As the number of manufacturers and their output has decreased the demand for used boats has increased. Unfortunately, this means the prices of most used boats has also increased.

The inventory of used boats ebbs and flows continuously. Recently we have begun to publish a list of used boats and equipment. Because it only remains "current" for a very brief span of time we are only listing used boats from September through May.  Please check our SPECIALS page.

Adirondack Rowing does conscientiously maintain a "WAITING" list for used boats and equipment. We are also very liberal with our phone time with the serious buyer in order to give accurate descriptions of what is available and/or what their specific needs are in this area.

In our continuous effort to support the sport of rowing we have never taken any commission on the sale of a used shell from a seller or a buyer.

Therefore, to inquire about what is currently available in the used boat and equipment inventory, you have to call Adirondack Rowing at (518) 745 - ROWW {7699}, or email us your numbers and we will call you.

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Which boat is right for me?

The shell you should purchase is the shell or sliding seat boat that best meets your #1 purpose for taking up this beautiful sport.

bulletIf your #1 goal is to improve fitness (ie. burn calories, produce endorphins, break a sweat and build pure strength without loss of flexibility) an open water type of shell or sliding seat family boat makes the most sense.
bulletIf you aspire to go faster or further in the time you scull or row then a sleeker, thinner, lighter shell will make your spirit happier.

These brief and general statements come with qualifiers such as:

bulletDo I have to transport my boat every time I use it or can I house it at a Rowing Club, boat house or my own waterfront?  If you need to transport your shell, then a lighter weight shell could be best suited to your needs.  If you are located on the shore, or have a boathouse at your disposal, a heavier weight shell could be best suited to your needs.
bulletWhat are your water conditions where you row?  Do you typically row on glass calm water, in light chop, heavy chop or a combination of all three?
bulletDo you row on the ocean or are you rowing on rivers, lakes, canals or reservoirs?  (or are you lucky enough to row a combination of them all?)

Remember, Adirondack Rowing offers the largest variety of BOTH types of boats including shells and sliding seat family boats as well as accessory equipment for your boat (oars, riggers, seats, slings, custom boat and oar covers, and car rack packages)  We also offer trailers for carrying your family boats.  Check out our Shell Accessories Page.

What should I buy?  

We are always willing to tell you all the information on each and every shell we carry. 

Check here for which boat is right for you.

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Why should I take a rowing lesson?

You should always take a rowing lesson or a rowing class before considering the purchase of a rowing shell or sliding seat family boat. You should take the rowing lesson or rowing class to make sure that you will enjoy this activity and will continue to enjoy it for a lifetime.

There are many intangibles that each rower must decide for her/himself . Sculling, is after all, a personal sport. There is no better way to make these choices than to ROW several boats and compare and contrast them side by side.

Without fail some used boat sales happen where people buy shells without having tried the sport and without having taken a rowing lesson, almost without fail these people end up buying shells they can’t enjoy. Taking a quality lesson or class will insure that you will never be injured in this great sport and are going to use proper sculling technique and this will also insure that you will make the best boat selection for you.

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Where are you located?  What are your hours?

We are open seven days a week but by appointment only. We are by appointment only because we maintain two locations and economize on labor to save all our customers money.

Our retail site and waterfront site are located in Up State New York in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.

Our retail site is in Queensbury, NY., which is less than an hour north of Albany, New York.
Our waterfront site is at Brant Lake, NY., which is approximately, 1 1/2 hours north of Albany, New York.

Our hours are by appointment only. You call or email us and we will work with you to set up a time at the site that best suits your needs.

PLEASE DO NOT take it on yourself to drive up and drop in. We sell more shells than any dealer because we treat our customers better than anyone in the world. We meet with you individually to insure you have the best lessons, choices of quality shells and overall treatment. 

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What are your prices?  Packages? 

Please see the section of our web site on the line of boat you wish to purchase:  MAAS, Alden, or the Multi-Purpose boats.

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Revised: June 05, 2013.