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Dried Fruit Without Electricity

Dried Fruit Without Electricity

Dehydrating Your Own Survival Foods From the Prepper Project:  Drying foods is one of the oldest methods of food preservation known to man. With the invention of refrigerators, freezers, and home canning, dehydration has...
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Floating Your Boat – Musings on Wherewithal (Income)

Floating Your Boat – Musings on Wherewithal (Income)

  Well it comes in pretty handy on this planet, Pal! Tony Rice, speaking of Money   Money. Moola. Filthy lucre. I hate it. I want some!   The chain linking our culture to...
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Quick and Dirty Mind: Zen and the Art of Git ‘Er Done

Quick and Dirty Mind: Zen and the Art of Git ‘Er Done

Quick and Dirty at SeaTim Severin on the The Brendan VoyageGit 'er done!Sensei Larry, the Cable Guy The phrase 'quick and dirty' can trigger a defensive, group reflex from a large segment of the...
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Sewing up the Sails

Sewing up the Sails

Rolling out the Red CarpetPhotos courtesy of Jim DangelOne of the hardest parts of on-the-fly boatbuilding, for us, has been sewing up the sails. Finding a big, flat, clean, dry, affordable and empty space...
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More from Lifestyle

Tug Barge Combo

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Who among us hasn’t  has contemplated the idea of a tug barge combo? Every tug boat site I have ever come across that offers plans for amateurs promotes the idea of a tug/shanty/barge concept Surely...
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Hercules – an Able Micro-Cruiser

Hercules Bow 2

The designer says: While trying to correct some longitudinal instability problems in a New Jersey pushboat (like a tugboat, but it pushes barges instead of pulling them) I looked at some quite different smaller...
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Triloboat Enclosed Cockpit

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From Facebook:  The problem is several-fold: 1) How to comfortably cover the cockpit without giving it a “closed in” feel, and yet keep weather back and water off; 2) How to provide for access-attachment...
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Seeking Feedback

20' Houseboat Rev 1 (1)

An open letter from John Martin: A while back I had sent you a plan view of my new 20′ houseboat for you to take a look at. Well I had a bit more...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

Hideaway Table

Hideaway Table

From Instructables: Cost: All materials cost around $60 from HD/Lowes/Habitat. All tools cost under $120 and were purchased refurbished online or used off craigslist. Fasteners: I recommend using all screws for the project. — All materials were salvaged from a previous project of couches as last apartment. Couch frames made the frame for the...

sweeps

Making Sweeps

A reader asked…. “I am in the process of trying to rig oar locks on a 24 foot aluminum shanty boat. Does anyone have any information on this endeavor. Pictures of different setup would be nice. I am building a rear deck to setup one oar system. And I will be setting up locks on...

And Now for Something Completely Different

RC Canal Boat

RC Canal Boat

Well… the idea of spending good money building a radio controlled English canal boat...

New Houseboat At Little Venice (1964) - YouTube.clipular

Houseboat At Little Venice (1964)

From YouTube.com:   This isn’t an especially affordable houseboat, but it’s fun to see...

Pods, Pods, Pods

Pods, Pods, Pods

  Thanks to Bob Walker. Check out the pod boats about 1 minute into...


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