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Wes Modes Takes a Journey

Wes Modes Takes a Journey

From Santa Cruz Sentinal:  We’re all sharing our “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” anecdotes around the metaphorical water cooler this time of year. Long-time Santa Cruz artist and activist Wes Modes has his story too, though it might sound to many ears as if the summer vacation...
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At the Races: Running Narrows Without an Engine

At the Races: Running Narrows Without an Engine

EEEEEEE! ha?Photo of Sergius Narrows  by Richard Nelson(Check him out!)I don't blame you for being scared -- not one bit. Nobody with good sense ain't scared of whitewater.Humphrey Bogart in The African QueenArchipelagos, by their nature, are...
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San Francisco Bay Ark

San Francisco Bay Ark

From a National Parks Service Website:  This little houseboat, referred to locally as an ark, was one of several dozen boats moored out as summer hideaways for San Francisco families in Belvedere Lagoon, near Tiburon in Marin County during the early 1900s. Reputedly built for the McGinnis family...
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A PREDDYGOODOINK: Setting Anchor Engineless, Absent Wind

A PREDDYGOODOINK: Setting Anchor Engineless, Absent Wind

A well set anchor is a good night's sleep.   Wind? Any Fool can sail with wind. It takes a Man to sail without it!One of our Snaggle-Toothed, Water-Rat FriendsSetting anchor under sail is a valuable skill, well documented by serious sailors i...
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More from Lifestyle

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

Stitch and Glue Video How-To

Stitch and Glue Video How-To

Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood, epoxy glue, and “stitches” and eliminates the need for stems and chines.  Plywood panels are cut to detailed profiles and stitched together to form an accurate hull shape, without the need for forms or special tools. This technique is also called “tack and tape”,...

Painting Boats

Painting Boats

A Shared Post from Triloboats!  Thank you Dave and Anke. A KISS of Paint ‘Tis Spring, and this young man’s heart turns to thoughts of… paint. Paint and painting goes hand-in-hand with boats and boating. Wooden ones, at least. Even the brightest, glossiest yacht sports a fair amount. Paint seals and protects wood, cleans...

And Now for Something Completely Different

Floating Bridge/Home

Floating Bridge/Home

The Cowes Floating Bridge, Isle Of Wight March 21, 2012 by TidiousTed The 1896 bridge was...

Vintage Caraboat

Vintage Caraboat

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

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

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


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