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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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Shantyboat Night in Huntington, West Virginia

Shantyboat Night in Huntington, West Virginia

The Point Pleasant River Museum will hold the Fifth Annual Shanty Boat Night on Friday, May 11. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the museum on Main Street. The theme this year is Mardi Gras...
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The Frugal Life

The Frugal Life

A story that’s more Lifestyle than Shantyboat…but THIS IS shantyboat living. Without Bound, a documentary featuring perspectives on mobile living from a group of fascinating folks who live fulfilling, sustainable, off-grid lives in vans,...
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CompostingToilet Ruminations

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CHEAP COMPOSTING TOILET….After many questions of how we handle our “Toileting” aboard DIANNE’S ROSE, our “Tiny” Houseboat, it is time to explain. We use a Composting Toilet. It is the best solution for us...
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More from Lifestyle

The THINGS We Do for Art

The THINGS We Do for Art

From Triloboats.com: Three semi-circles join straight edged framing Larger to smaller arcs from inboard out In a minimal interior, what you don’t do is as important as what you do. Nate Berkus Moderation in...
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Build Update

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From the site C2′s Cruising Adventures:  Our current boat project is building a shanty boat that we can use as a combination travel trailer/house boat. This blog chronicles the boat build from start to...
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Buehler’s River Walker Reexamined

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Musing on a design, from Doug Westover.   Read other stories by this author.   Read more about River Walker. I decided to do up George Buehler’s “Riverwalker”  with some light wheelhouse  mods, to make it look a...
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My NEXT Shantyboat: What I Want

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I built my first boat about 27 years ago, and since that time I don’t think a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of my next boat. The most important boat in...
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Techniques

Don’t Neglect Your Boat

Don’t Neglect Your Boat

Boats can age too. Maintain your boat’s fitness and don’t let it wreck your retirement By Ear to the Ground – From the Washington State Department of Natural Resources website The love affair between people and their watercraft is legendary. Thousands regularly bring their vessels to the shores of Puget Sound and the lakes of...

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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

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Ma Belle. A Rusting Beauty with a Past

From the website RiverBills.com,  A boater comes across an old rusting hulk of a...

Houseboats of India

Houseboats of India

From the YouTube clip:  Experience the Enchanting Houseboat cruise in Kerala Backwaters-unforgettabe for a...

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Amazing Canvas Dinghies Plus

These folks have some amazing designs. Yes, they are lightweight, though that isn’t so...


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