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Pico Boating: 2600 Miles in a Sneak-box

Pico Boating:  2600 Miles in a Sneak-box

Four Months in a Sneak-BoxA BOAT VOYAGE OF 2600 MILES DOWN THE OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS, AND ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO.By Nathaniel H. BishopAuthor of “A Thousand Miles’ Walk Across South America,” and...
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HELP US KEEP OUR HOME!

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An Update: For those of you who missed it, here is the situation: http://www.katu.com/…/River-rules-could-force-family-from-t… We’ve gone live with our petition to change the “transient use” boating rule in Oregon. Sign our petition, and help...
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River Maneuvers

River Maneuvers

Alluvial (River) Flats... Light blue is dry-out zone, deep blue is deep water.  It had been a beautiful, but stormy autumn. We'd been heading down Lynn Canal / Chatham Straits, a 200 mile long...
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WaterWorks

WaterWorks

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dreams. Water them with optimism and solutions, and you will cultivate success.Lao T'zuMost...
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More from Lifestyle

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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Guest Design: Canal Sampan

Canal Sampan Right Perspective

Guest Post fromTimRumbinas: I’ve been inspired to a degree by “Diane’s Rose,” probably because her creator and I are both cabinetmakers, and I think we tend to look at materials and their function the...
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Shantyboat Built in 3.5 months!

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Scott Ferguson sent me news of his latest boat build, and it’s pretty slick! “This project is a motor camper for 2 persons with galley and head to be powered by a small outboard...
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Techniques

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Winter Aboard: Insulated Flooring Idea

From YOUTUBE:  How to make a simple insulated floor for your boat. Insulation and cushion make for a cozy winter cabin aboard Elizabeth. Originally posted 2015-01-28 02:23:08.

Sideways Murphy Bed

Sideways Murphy Bed

I don’t like built in furniture in a boat as I think it limits your options, but one major exception is the BED.   Why “waste” so much space during the day?   Make a murphy bed.   This one is pretty basic… and heavy.. so a kit may work if you feel the...

And Now for Something Completely Different

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Factor: Solar-powered houseboat recycles waste. For those of you who have had the pleasure...

Instant Houseboat?

Instant Houseboat?

Those tiny house/barn kits that are around… why not built them on a raft...

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UFO Afloat – the Mystery Shantyboat

A fun and quirky little craft, a shantyboat… of sorts.  Hidden Portland, Oregon. Originally...


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