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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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Green Houseboat Kicked Out

Green Houseboat Kicked Out

From KING TV website:  ”OLYMPIA, Wash. — Mike Auderer is one of several houseboat owners told to get off state property, but his home is one of a kind. Auderer and three of his fellow houseboat owners have been told by managers at the Martin Marina in Olympia...
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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 subsistent lifestyles has been broken. We’re left reinventing the wheel in diminished environments. We...
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Shantyboat Restored

Shantyboat Restored

Shanty boat goes on display ‘Floating homes’ were common river vessels September 20, 2012 By Sam Shawver – The Marietta Times (sshawver@mariettatimes.com) , The Marietta Times Shanty boats, a common sight during the first half of the 20th century, have all but disappeared from the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. But...
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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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More from Ideas

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

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...

HUGE Floating Restaurant

HUGE Floating Restaurant

This floating restaurant makes your typical houseboat or shantyboat look more like a floating...


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