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Tools! What do you need?

Tools!  What do you need?

A Post From The Floating Empire... The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel “Floating Empire”, an electrically driven paddlewheel boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny...
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Glen-L Mark Twain Launched

Glen-L Mark Twain Launched

Plans for the Glen-L Mark Twain:  Here   The Site says:  The MARK TWAIN SERIES features four separate lengths of pontoon houseboats from 28′ to 40′ long. All models feature a lightweight, stable catamaran hull design with fine bows that glide through the water. The simple construction consists of...
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Student Documentary about Liveaboards on Sailboat

Student Documentary about Liveaboards on Sailboat

Student says: This short documentary features a young California couple’s decision to move aboard a sailboat. It ends with a glimpse of their plans to sail from the San Francisco Bay area to Virginia where they both grew up. There are interior and exterior shots of the couple...
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Update: Ack! Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

Update:  Ack!  Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

Update on the damaged Ooze Goose.   A video of a “Beautiful afternoon to cruise oxbow off Verdigris River. I have rebuilt the boat hull after the dead tree fell on her to more of a Navigator/Birdwatcher style. Great for camping and cooler temps. Still need to make a...
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Rent a Shantyboat!

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Alex Pino (Tinyhousetalk.com) posted an article awhile back on Phil Thiel’s “Escargot”.  That article referred me to Bryan Lowe’s site (Shantyboatliving.com) and I was hooked.  Somehow, someway, I just HAD to have something that would...
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Fisherman’s Wharf Charmer

Fisherman’s Wharf Charmer

From Tiny House Blog:  On our vacation a couple of weeks ago we stopped in at the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. When we walked into town we walked by...
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Barrel Boat Shanty – The Build

Barrel Boat Shanty – The Build

I got an email today:   We’re creating a paddlewheel shantyboat, mostly of discarded or repurposed materials, set to launch in the end of May.  The boat is electrically driven and utilizes both modern and...
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Party Barge Converted to Houseboat

Party Barge Converted to Houseboat

Youtube:  ”S.D. Sea Moore. 24ft pontoon stripped and custom 8×12 cabin built using cypress tree from the Tar River.Special thanks to C R Moore! This is the most photographed boat on the Tar and...
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Techniques

Tools!  What do you need?

Tools! What do you need?

A Post From The Floating Empire... The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel “Floating Empire”, an electrically driven paddlewheel boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny house barrel barge, simply built of...

Steambox for bending wood

Steambox for bending wood

From YouTube: “http://klaus.silbernagl.com/pub/bootsbau/ A styrofoam steambox is quickly built, stabel on bench and extremely heat insulating and therefore less energy consuming.” Originally posted 2011-09-11 23:55:23.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Cosmic Muffin

Cosmic Muffin

A houseboat with a difference.  A converted aircraft once owned by Howard Hughes. From...

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

From the Forum:  The following info and pictures were provided by Frank and Judy...

Vintage Caraboat

Vintage Caraboat

It’s a travel trailer. It’s a boat. No.. it’s a Caraboat!     Originally...


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